GETTY FILM DUE IN DEC. RESHOOTING SPACEY SCENES
LOS ANGELES — In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters.
People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. All of Spacey’s scenes will be reshot, the people told The Associated Press. Co- stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate.
Scott, known to be an efficient director, intends to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date.
The film was set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled this week amid the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey.
The film chronicles the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16- year- old John Paul Getty III and his mother’s attempt to convince J. Paul Getty, his billionaire grandfather, to pay the ransom.
The 87- year- old Plummer was reportedly Scott’s first choice for the role of J. Paul Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name.