Following the numerous sexual misconduct accusations against actor Kevin Spacey, one production company has decided to replace him altogether. In the upcoming film All the Money in the World, which is still scheduled to be released on December 22, director Ridley Scott opted to substitute the famous actor out, replacing him with Oscar winning actor Christopher Plummer just six weeks before the movie’s release.
The film follows the life of oil tycoon billionaire J. Paul Getty, who at one point was the richest man in the world, and later had his grandson kidnapped for ransom. Originally, Getty was supposed to be played by Spacey, but between Scott and Imperative Entertainment, they decided that replacing the actor was the best thing to do.
“In a funny way it’s starting all over again because it’s going to be different, naturally,” Plummer has said. “I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame. That’s all I can say, because that’s it,” he concluded.
All the Money in the World also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. The movie was pulled from the AFI Festival after Spacey’s behavior became public, and since Plummer had already been in talks with the film’s producers about the role prior to them casting Spacey, it made sense for him to fill in.
The allegations against the former House of Cards star arose after fellow actor Anthony Rapp documented an instance in which Spacey made sexual advances towards him back when he was 14 years old. Following this, eight current and former colleagues of Spacey on House of Cards went on record to say he created a “toxic” environment around them due to his “predatory” sexual behavior.
His former Netflix show has since cut ties with the actor, but the show will push on with his character’s wife, played by Robin Wright, as the lead. All the Money in the World is still set to make its way into theaters on December 22.