Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic

Share

And while Spacey only worked on the film for about two weeks so Plummer's scenes aren't extensive, the team now has a little over a month to shoot and edit this all seamlessly into the finished film, as All the Money in the World is slated for release on December 22nd. So, basically, this was a good move for everyone, except Kevin Spacey. Scott's drastic choice to cut Spacey from the movie will put it at risk of missing its December 22 release date, thus jeopardizing its Oscar eligibility. The decision was made by director Ridley Scott, along with Imperative Entertainment's Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. Spacey had been Sony's big Oscar hopeful as his unrecognizable turn as the mogul was pegged for Best Supporting Actor consideration, but those prospects were dashed completely when news of Spacey's alleged behavior began to spread.

Ridley Scott and Sony Pictures have been spending the last week or so juggling what to do with the upcoming J Paul Getty drama, All The Money In The World.

The two-time Oscar victor Kevin Spacey will be replaced by Christopher Plummer in the upcoming movie about oil magnate John Paul Getty.

All the Money in the World features an ensemble cast including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

The film follows abduction of John Paul Getty III, who was abducted in 1973 at age 16.

More news: Facebook suggests users upload nudes to avoid revenge porn
More news: NY attack: Trump uses terror to push extreme vetting
More news: SA now the front-runner to host Rugby World Cup 2023

He apologized on October 30 to actor Anthony Rapp, the first person to accuse Spacey of sexual assault.

The decision to remove Spacey from the film came a day after Heather Unruh, a former TV news anchor, accused Spacey of assaulted her son on Nantucket in July 2016.

"But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years".

It was just last week that Netflix dumped Spacey from "House of Cards", the wildly popular political show.

Share