Kevin Spacey is getting cut out of Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Canadian actor Christopher Plummer. Co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg will be part of the reshoot, Deadline Hollywood reported.
Director Ridley Scott plans to meet the December 22 release date. He will be replaced by Christopher Plummer.
In the wake of the allegations, Sony Pictures also pulled the flick from the American Film Institute Fest and said in a statement that despite it being a "superb film", considering the ample allegations around the actor, it would be "inappropriate to celebrate at a gala".
The film chronicles the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother's attempt to convince J. Paul Getty, his billionaire grandfather, to pay the ransom.
The filmmaker made the decision unilaterally and only notified Sony of his decision late Wednesday afternoon, according to sources familiar with the situation, adding that Plummer was originally the first choice for the role, but top studio executives wanted a bigger name. He is best known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music.
Scott once before was forced to deal with re-shooting on a film, following the death of Oliver Reed in the Oscar winning Gladiator. So, basically, this was a good move for everyone, except Kevin Spacey.
Since the sexual assault allegations against Spacey, we have also seen the cancellation of his House of Cards series, which was said to be on its way anyway.
The 58-year-old actor was recently faced with allegations of sexual assault from Heather Unrah, who in a press conference claimed Spacey grabbed her 18-year-old son's genitals inside a bar on Nantucket Island.
Spacey's career has been battered in recent weeks following Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp's revelation that he was sexually harassed when he was 14.