Kevin Spacey can count “All the Money in the World” as another loss from the aftermath of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Plummer will replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty in the upcoming film about the kidnapping of Getty’s 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III. Plummer was the original choice for J. Paul Getty but the role was given to Spacey when Sony requested a bigger name star.
Fun tidbit: Christopher Plummer was the first choice for the role J Paul Getty but Sony topper Tom Rothman wanted a bigger name. So Ridley Scott went for Spacey. https://t.co/k92WYr2m6T
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) November 9, 2017
Director Ridley Scott and Imperative Entertainment producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas notified Sony Pictures of their decision on Wednesday afternoon. The decision follows the film being pulled as the closing night film from the AFI Festival.
Scott and Friedkin reportedly did not want Spacey’s scandal to overshadow the careers of the people who worked on the film.
Plummer will reshoot Spacey’s scenes with the cast and crew including fellow stars Mark Wahlberg (Getty’s advisor) and Michelle Williams (Getty III’s mother Gail Harris).
The casting switch comes up on a tight deadline as the film hits theaters on Dec. 22.
Spacey’s other career blows include being fired from “House of Cards” and the production of his Netflix film “Gore” being halted.