Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave will not appear in a new film alongside Kevin Spacey, a representative for the actress said.

It was reported that the 84-year-old actress would appear with Spacey in the Italian drama L'uomo Che Disegno Dio (The Man Who Drew God).

The film will mark Spacey's return to acting following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in 2017.

However, a representative for Redgrave confirmed she will not be joining the cast. The said: "Vanessa Redgrave's name is being included in recent stories relating to the casting of the upcoming film The Man Who Drew God.

Vanessa Redgrave holding her Oscar in 1978

"While there have been discussions about the possibility of her joining the cast, she will not appear in the film."

The Man Who Drew God will reportedly be directed by Redgrave's husband, the Italian filmmaker and actor Franco Nero.

Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero

The Italian actor Franco Nero, who is best known for starring in the 1966 spaghetti western Django, has cast Spacey in a small role in L'uomo Che Disegnò Dio (The Man Who Drew God), written by Lorenzo De Luca and Eugenio Masciari.

"I'm very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film," Nero told ABC News of Spacey's involvement.

"I consider him a great actor and I can't wait to start the movie."

Spacey is said to be playing a police officer while Nero will reportedly star as a blind artist who can draw people by listening to their voices.

Kevin Spacey

Spacey, 61, a two-time Oscar winner, was one of Hollywood's most garlanded performers when actor Anthony Rapp made allegations against him.

Spacey was sacked by Netflix from his job on House Of Cards and Ridley Scott erased him from his completed film All The Money In The World, with the resulting re-shoots costing millions of pounds.

Scotland Yard has concluded its investigation into Spacey over allegations of misconduct and has handed its findings to the British Crown Prosecution Service.