Spacey replaced in upcoming film
CALIFORNIA – Actor Kevin Spacey, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault, will no longer appear in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming drama, All The Money In The World, two sources close to the film confirmed.
The filmmakers have taken the rare move of planning to completely edit Spacey out of the film and replace him with another actor.
Christopher Plummer will take over Spacey’s role in the film, which despite the last-minute change, is still set for release on December 22.
The decision, a source said, was made by Scott and producers from Imperative Entertainment, with the full support of Sony Pictures.
Imperative Entertainment and Scott Free Productions produced the film for Sony and its Tristar Pictures banner.
The film is based on the 1973 abduction of John Paul Getty III. Spacey played Getty’s billionaire grandfather in the movie, donning extensive prosthetic makeup for the role.
Charlie Plummer (no relation to Christopher Plummer), Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also star.
The recast comes just one day after Sony and Tristar decided to pull the film from the AFI Festival’s prestigious closing night spot. (CNN)