In an unprecedented move never been done before, 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 with just a little over a month before its premiere date on December 22nd. The Sound of Music actor Christopher Plummer is set to replace Spacey in the leading role as John Paul Getty. Christopher Plummer was initially the prefer choice of Ridley Scott but the director was pressured to cast a bigger name in Kevin Spacey. The film was supposed to have its world premiere on AFI Fest in Los Angeles November 16th but was pulled when news of Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation hits the news media. Sony Pictures and all the cast and crew including co-stars, Mark Wahlberg and Michelle William are on board to help rehoot all Spacey’s scenes. Director Ridley Scott is confident the film will be ready for its original release date of December 22nd.
The biographical crime drama is based on the book by John Pearson’s book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty. Ridley Scott direct and screenplay by David Scarpa. The cast includes Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton.
Here is the official synopsis for All the money in the World:
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.
Check out the original trailer of the film below.