While once one of the most respected actors in the business, Kevin Spacey is now pretty much poison to the industry, and every studio and network is doing all they can to distance themselves from the once-prized performers. The latest news comes in the form of All The Money in the World, from director Ridley Scott.
The movie is already finished and is currently set for a December 22 release date. And yet Scott has made a move to completely erase Spacey from the movie. According to Deadline, actor Christopher Plummer will be replacing Spacey as the character of J Paul Getty, and they will set to work to re-shoot all of his scenes immediately.
Plummer will then be cut into the existing version of the film, all in time to meet that ambitious December date. Actors Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams — along with Sony and the cast and crew — will also be cooperating to make sure these re-shoots happen.
This comes after there was a decision to pull the film “from the prestig[ious] closing-night slot of AFI Fest.” This angered both Scott and Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, who were upset that the actions of one man could tank an entire film that Scott dropped everything to direct, and that many other people also worked hard on. Rather than just complain, they decided to re-shoot. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.
This is all one giant reactions to recent allegations against Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of making sexual advances both on the set of House of Cards, and in the past on underaged boys.
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