Ridley Scott Will Reshoot All Of Kevin Spacey's Scenes in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD with Christopher Plummer
We are seeing something that has never happened before. Director Ridley Scott and studio executives have decided to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie All The Money In The World, which has already completed shooting. Deadline Hollywood broke the story that actor Christopher Plummer will replace Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty. It seems like a tall order considering that Scott is determined to keep the film's December 22nd release date. Re-shoots of the key scenes are expected to commence immediately.
The cast and crew of the film, and Sony Pictures, all agreed to re-shoot all of Spacey’s scenes, with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. The decision comes after they decided to pull the film from the AFI Festival when sexual assault allegations against Spacey might affect the film that Scott dropped everything to direct. They were also concerned that because so many people worked hard and did not deserve to see the film fail because of the scandal.
It won't be an impossible task to reshoot and have the film ready for Christmas mostly because Spacey only worked about eight to ten days on the film. But his character is a vital presence even if much of the action in the thriller involves the frantic efforts of the kidnapped heir’s mother Gail Harris (Williams), and Getty’s advisor (Wahlberg) to free the youth. The nightmare escalated after the family received his severed ear as proof the kidnappers were going to kill him if the money wasn’t delivered.
With the recent tsunami of sexual assault and harassment allegations that are flooding Hollywood, it’s inspiring to see filmmakers fight for what is morally right.
During the production of Gladiator, Scott was forced to deal with late re-shoots following the death of Oliver Reed. But those circumstances were a lot different than the decision that was made today on All The Money In The World.