Kevin Spacey to be cut from Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World and his scenes re-shot
Kevin Spacey has been cut from Ridley Scott's new thriller All The Money In The World and will be replaced by Christopher Plummer.
The movie is set in the early 1970s and documents the sustained refusal of oil baron J. Paul Getty to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers, from the organized crime group Ndrangheta, who had abducted and mutilated his grandson John Paul Getty III.
Spacey had completed his role as J. Paul Getty, but the part has now been recast and his scenes will be re-shot.
The actor stands accused of harassing then 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp in 1986 as well as series of other allegations of harassment. He has since entered rehabilitation.
According to Variety, the film's stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams will return for the re-shoots and the aim is to keep the film's original US release date of December 22nd.
Ridley Scott directs, working from a script from David Scarpa, who has adapted John Pearson's book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty for the screen.
The movie is still presently set to be released into UK cinemas on January 5th next year.