GETTY FILM DUE IN DEC. RESHOOTING SPACEY SCENES

Chicago Sun-Times - - POLITICS NATION - BY LIND­SEY BAHR AND JAKE COYLE AP Film Writ­ers

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.

Christo­pher Plum­mer

Kevin Spacey

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