Wahlberg pur­port­edly got paid to OK Plum­mer

The Signal - - BUSINESS - Andrea Mandell

Mark Wahlberg re­fused to ap­prove Christo­pher Plum­mer as a re­place­ment for Kevin Spacey in All the Money

in the World un­less he was paid more than a mil­lion dol­lars for the reshoot, USA TO­DAY learned.

Wahlberg had co-star ap­proval in his con­tract, said two peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion but not au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly about it.

“What he said was, ‘I will not ap­prove Christo­pher Plum­mer un­less you pay me,’ ” one per­son said.

A lawyer and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Wahlberg did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment. Wil­liam Mor­ris En­deavor, the tal­ent agency that rep­re­sents Wahlberg and co-star Michelle Wil­liams, had no com­ment. Reps for Wil­liams and Plum­mer could not be reached.

The news came as the pay gap be­tween Wahlberg and Wil­liams spi­raled into a war of words over what was in their con­tracts.

The Wrap re­ported that Wahlberg, who was paid $1.5 mil­lion for his reshoots over the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day, did not have reshoots in his con­tract, there­fore could ne­go­ti­ate more pay for his ex­tra time.

The Wrap said Wil­liams’ con­tract in­cluded reshoots, con­tribut­ing to why she was paid just an $80 per diem for her time.

Another per­son fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion but not au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly said both had reshoots in their con­tracts. Ri­d­ley Scott’s drama was hastily reshot af­ter sex­ual mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions were made pub­lic against Spacey.

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