Even for those who think that they have seen it all in the Hollywood, 2017 remains to be a year full of surprises. In the latest twist to the flattening downfall of actor Kevin Spacey, his role in the upcoming crime movie in All the Money in the World as tycoon J. Paul Getty is now being recast with actor Christopher Plummer.
Director Ridley Scott is said to busy in shooting and editing the scenes with Plummer in time to still make the movie's scheduled release date of 22 December. The film was initially planned to be world premiered next week at the closing night of AFI Fest but unfortunately, the film was pulled from that slot this week.
All the Money in the World tells the saga of the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul's grandson John Paul Getty III and the behind-the-scenes efforts for his return. The film's other casts include Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and Charlie Plummer.
Kevin Spacey Replaces By Christopher Plummer In Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World'
A representative of Sony has confirmed that the reshoot news to The Times and that Mark and Michelle were expected to participate.
The decision is said to be made by Ridley, his Imperative Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the film's producers. Sony, which will release the movie in the U.S. through TriStar Pictures, supported this decision.
An awards campaign had been planned for Kevin but was scrapped after his sexual scandals. It was not instantly clear whether a similar thing would be made for Plummer's yet-to-be-shot performance.