In a somewhat unprecedented move, Ridley Scott is set to reshoot scenes from his upcoming movie All The Money In The World, replacing actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer as John Paul Getty. 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.
All The Money In The World was originally set to premiere at the American Film Institute's film festival on 16 November, but the release was pushed back to 22 December after the allegations against Spacey surfaced.
Scott and Imperative Entertainment, which is financing the pic, made the decision Wednesday to cut Spacey, with Sony backing their decision.
The mounting allegations of sexual assault involving Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey are taking a mounting toll on his career.
Spacey played the late oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in the film, which dramatizes the 1973 kidnapping of his grandson, John Paul Getty III, and the elder Getty's refusal to pay a ransom for his release.
The film was slotted to be shown at AFI Fest in Los Angeles but was pulled Tuesday because of the accusations against Spacey, which continues to mount.
On Wednesday, a former Boston TV news anchor said that the actor sexually assaulted her son.
Broadway star Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of attempting to molest him when he was a teenager at a party in the 1980s.
The House of Cards star has yet to reply to the claim.
Spacey is now off getting "treatment" probably the same place Weinstein is, probably watching his career go up in flames all around him.
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