Kevin Spacey has been replaced by Christopher Plummer this according to director Ridley Scott. Read on…
Veteran actor Christopher Plummer will replace Kevin Spacey (via TheGuardian), since his career is basically ruined, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Since Anthony Rapp revealed that he was sexually assaulted by Spacey when he was 14, more claims have continued to surface.
Ridley Scott is replacing the 58-year-old Spacey with the 87-year-old Plummer in the role of billionaire J Paul Getty film, All the Money in the World.
The film is on a tight schedule reshooting all of Kevin Spacey’s scene. The true story biopic is set for a December 22 release. Scott is planning on meeting the deadline for the awards season. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to be involved in the additional filming.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Scott made the decision unilaterally and only told the film company Sony late on Wednesday.
Sony put out a statement earlier saying the release with Spacey would go ahead:
“It would be a gross injustice to punish all of them for the wrongdoings of one supporting actor in the film.”
The film was also pulled from its world premiere at the American Film Institute Festival in Los Angeles on November 16, 2017.
The fate of Spacey’s other unreleased film, Billionaire Boys Club, set for a 2018 remains unseen. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Jeremy Irvine. Billionaire Boys Club tells the true story of a 1980s get-rich-quick scheme which supported the lavish lifestyles of its young members.