Director Ridley Scott has decided to remove Kevin Spacey from the completed movie, “All the Money in the World,” and to refilm Spacey’s scenes with a replacement actor. Deadline reported the decision on Wednesday; it was confirmed by spokesmen for both Sony and Scott, according to the New York Times. Scenes shot with Spacey will now be replaced with actor Christopher Plummer who is taking over Spacey’s supporting role.
The Associated Press reports: "All of Spacey's scenes will be reshot. [...] Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate."
On Monday, Sony pulled “All the Money in the World” out of a film festival.
“Given the current allegations surrounding one of its actors and out of respect for those impacted, it would be inappropriate to celebrate at a gala at this difficult time,” Sony wrote in a statement. However, they still plan to reshoot and release the film its release date of December 22.
“There are over 800 other actors, writers, artists, craftspeople and crew who worked tirelessly and ethically on this film,” the studio said on Monday. “It would be a gross injustice to punish all of them for the wrongdoings of one supporting actor in the film.”
Sony and others in Hollywood have been distancing themselves from Spacey. Over a week ago, actor Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that when he was 14 Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance on him.Soon after Netflix announced they were stopping production of ‘House of Cards,” a popular show starring Spacey. A television journalist claimed Spacey sexually assaulted her 18-year-old son last summer.
Spacey used the accusations as a moment to come out as a gay man, a move that has been widely criticized, according to NPR. About a dozen men have spoken out claiming they were also victims of misconduct from Spacey.
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