In a shocking but necessary move, Ridley Scott & producers over at Sony announced that Emmy award winning actor Kevin Spacey will be replaced by Christopher Plummer in the upcoming movie ‘All The Money In The World’. Based on the life of oil money millionaire J. Paul Getty, ‘All The Money In The World’ which will star Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, and now, thanks to the allegations surrounding Kevin Spacey, Christopher Plummer.
In an unprecedented bold move, director Ridley Scott, along with Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas have decided to remove Kevin Spacey from their finished movie All The Money In The World. Christopher Plummer has been set to replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty. Re-shoots of the key scenes are expected to commence immediately. Scott is also determined to to keep the film’s December 22 release date.
According to Jeff Snieder and the Tracking Board, the team of the film has come together to make sure that millions of dollars and jobs don’t get lost in the process of this Kevin Spacey scandal:
In a unified front, the cast and crew of the film, and Sony Pictures, unanimously agreed to re-shoot all of Spacey’s scenes, with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams’ cooperation part of the mix. This comes on the heels of the decision to pull the film from the prestige closing night slot of the AFI Festival.
Things will have to be arranged rather quickly with the release date for the film not being pushed back to 2018. Still slated for December 22nd, Ridley Scott and his team at Sony will have to work quickly in order to get this film ready in the coming weeks. According to Deadline, Spacey is in several scenes which will need the help of Wahlberg and Williams, who have agreed to commit to re-shoots as well. If you haven’t got a chance to see the trailer yet, check it out, this one has award-winning written all over it.