By God, it looks like Ridley Scott did it. A few weeks back, on the heels of the allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott made an unfathomable choice. Rather than let his latest film, All the Money in the World, take the heat for having Spacey in a featured role in the film, he opted to chop out all his scenes, reshoot them with actor Christopher Plummer, and reinsert them into the film.
To make things crazier, he set out to get it all done before the film’s December release date. Given that Scott has always been a man of action, few actually doubted that he would make it work, but from the looks of the new trailer, it looks like it blends quite seamlessly with the rest of the film, which is pretty darn astounding.
Unfortunately, this trailer is not a shot-for-shot cut of the ones released with Kevin Spacey, and as such, we can’t exactly compare the performances between the two actors. Regardless, given the age of the character, Plummer does fit the bill better in terms of the character’s age, and didn’t require mountains of distracting makeup. As such, it seems possible that he could give a much more seamless performance.
You can check out the original trailer with Kevin Spacey below:
The official synopsis for All the Money in the World is below:
“ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.”
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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Entertainment