Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World'
In an unprecedented move, Ridley Scott is to reshoot parts of his already completed film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, All the Money in the World, to completely excise Kevin Spacey from the film following the abuse allegations (that even now are growing in number) levelled at the disgraced actor.
Veteran actor Christopher Plummer is stepping in to replace Spacey and all of the previous shot scenes affected will be restaged with the rest of the original cast that includes Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.
Despite the last minute changes there has been no change to the film's planned release date of 22nd December.
While reshoots are common, and Scott himself is used to handling major reshoots through external events with Gladiator and the untimely death of Oliver Reed, it's unprecedented to see a live action film that was already complete and due for imminent release to return to production to replace a major actor.
All The Money In The World was due to premiere on 16th November as part of AFI Fest in Los Angeles but was removed from the schedule earlier this week. A new premiere date is unknown especially with the film's general release being just around the corner. The film tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his mother's attempts to get the ransom paid by his billionaire grandfather. It stars Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and, now, Christopher Plummer. All The Money In The World arrives in UK cinemas on 5th January 2018.
You can watch the original trailer here although we don't expect it to be live for long.