Christopher Plummer Replacing Kevin Spacey in ‘All the Money in the World’

The Awards-Hopeful Drama

Following multiple sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey in recent weeks, Sony Pictures and director Ridley Scott have decided to remove all of his scenes in the awards-hopeful drama All the Money In the World and reshoot them with Oscar winner Christopher Plummer as the legendary Oil tycoon John Paul Getty.

The move comes after Netflix said it would not move forward with “House of Cards” if Kevin Spacey is involved. They also will not be moving forward with a Gore Vidal biopic, Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Spacey.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Plummer will film the scenes with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in the upcoming weeks and insert his footage in time to make the release (Spacey only spent “eight to ten days” working on the film). Plummer was reportedly Scott’s original choice for the part, but the studio wanted a bigger name.

The Black List screenplay, written by David Scarpa, centers on the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of J. Paul Getty III — the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

All the Money in the World was recently pulled from the AFI Fest, but the film is still set for a December 22 release date.

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