Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

Ridley Scott will completely remove Kevin Spacey from his upcoming biopic thriller All the Money in the World - with less than two months to go until the movie's scheduled December 22 release.

"We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film "Gore", which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey." the statement concludes.

According to reports, Christopher Plummer was originally the first choice for Spacey's role, playing John Paul Getty, but studio executives wanted a bigger name.

Director Ridley Scott plans to meet the December 22 release date.

That date may still change, but Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are returning to reshoot the scenes, and the race is on to hit the now extremely tight deadline. But its plans have been in question since Spacey's reputation has diminished over the past week with harassment allegations growing daily.

It is also thought that digital compositing could place Plummer into some existing shots.

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.

Despite the age difference between the two actors - at 87, Plummer is nearly 30 years Spacey's senior - the recasting will come as a welcome development for director Ridley Scott.

"To Kevin Spacey, I want to say this: Shame on you for what you did to my son", Unruh said, flanked by her daughter and lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who has represented hundreds of clergy sexual abuse victims.

Spacey has suffered a rapid fall from grace since actor Anthony Rapp, who starred in the 2005 musical Rent, accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

Last week, Netflix confirmed that they will not be producing any new episodes of 'House Of Cards' featuring the actor.

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