In an unprecedented move, Sony announced that scenes for Ridley Scott’s upcoming completed film “All the Money in the World” are being entirely re-shot with Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer instead of Kevin Spacey.
Despite the last minute changes, the film is still slated to be released in theaters on December 22, which gives the studio only weeks to completely shoot Plummer in Spacey’s role. According to reports, the 87-years-old Plummer was the director’s original choice to portray J. Paul Getty but Sony pushed for a bigger, more bankable name.
The cast, which includes Academy Award Nominees Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, along with the film crew unanimously agreed to reshoot all scenes that included Spacey.
Scott’s drama revolves around the story of the infamous kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson and the film was set to be a major contender during the award season prior to the sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Spacey.
Earlier in the week, Netflix also announced that it was officially cutting ties with the actor on his starring role in the ongoing series “House of Cards” and in the upcoming film, “Gore”.
Less than a week later, after the first accusation of harassment was made by Broadway star Anthony Rapp, eight current and former “House of Cards” employees came forward to CNN with allegations of the same nature, and on Wednesday, November 8, Heather Unruh, a former TV news anchor alleged Spacey sexually assaulted her then 18-year-old son Will Little at a Nantucket bar in July 2016. Also, Harry Dreyfuss, Richard Dreyfuss’ son, also came forward with a testimony of harassment against Spacey.
Spacey released a statement apologizing for “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” against Rapp and currently, the actor is seeking treatment amid the allegations, according to his representative. “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”
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