Director will reshoot film without Spacey

Nick Sanchez
November 10, 2017

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams also star in the movie, and are expected to be involved with the reshoots.

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. Christopher Plummer has been set to replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty.

Plummer "was reportedly Scott's first choice for the role of Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name", The Guardian reports. Reshoots will begin immediately.

Plummer will now play U.S. millionaire and oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in the story about the 1973 kidnapping of his teenage grandson John Paul Getty III. One challenge for such VFX work is that many of Spacey's scenes were shot in different locations. His mother tries to persuade Getty to pay the random for her son after Italian gangsters captured him.

The report came just hours after a former TV news anchor alleged that Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son previous year, at a restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The actor has since been accused by more than dozen men of either sexually harassing or assaulting them. "It harmed him, and it can not be undone".

Spacey's former publicist said last week that the actor was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment".

"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".

Some people took to Twitter after the replacement following the onslaught of sexual assault allegations, claiming Spacey's career might be over.

The decision to cut out the House of Cards star comes hard on the heels of a sexual harassment scandal involving producer Harvey Weinstein.

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