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NewsAlert: Kevin Spacey to be cut from upcoming film, sources say

10 November, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Director Ridley Scott shocked the film world by announcing that he is replacing actor Kevin Spacey with noted British film star Christopher Plummer in his already completed film All the Money in the World.

The two-time Oscar victor Kevin Spacey will be replaced by Christopher Plummer in the upcoming movie about oil magnate John Paul Getty.

People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. And incredibly, Scott intends to reshoot the eight to ten days of work that Spacey did on the project, and still hit the planned December 22nd release date. The family chose to come forward, she said, after others went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey and other celebrities.

Despite the age difference between the two actors - at 87, Plummer is nearly 30 years Spacey's senior - the recasting will come as a welcome development for director Ridley Scott. The studio additionally pulled the film from what would have been an Oscar-bait slot at the American Film Institute's November film festival.

His role in All the Money in the World is to be recast and his scenes reshot.

The claims against Spacey span from the mid-1980s to a year ago.

But rather than push the film to 2018, Deadline reports that Sony is cutting Spacey out of the movie, reshooting his scenes with Oscar victor Christopher Plummer, and keeping the film's December release date.

Heather Unruh wiped back tears when she told the story of how the actor bought her 18-year-old son many drinks at a restaurant in Nantucket on July 2016, then touched him inappropriately.

Last week, Netflix confirmed that they will not be producing any new episodes of 'House Of Cards' featuring the actor.

Actor Anthony Rapp and Harry Dreyfuss (the son of Richard Dreyfuss) have also said the actor assaulted them, and London police said they were investigating a 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Spacey.

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