Wahlberg purportedly got paid to OK Plummer
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.