Based on a true story, All the Money in the World details the harrowing 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty's 16-year-old grandson, J. Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer, no relation), and Getty's refusal to comply with the kidnappers' demands.
The surprising part of the recast is that Scott wants to keep the December 22 released date. The actor, who is facing serious accusations of sexual misconduct, has a notable role in the film, and his involvement has already seen Sony tone down its Oscar promotion for the movie.
Christopher Plummer has been set to replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty.
According to Deadline, the cast and crew of the film agreed in a "unified front" that they should reshoot all of Spacey's scenes. It's not an entirely impossible task to redo his scenes, as much of the film focuses on Michelle Williams as Gail Harris and Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase, Getty's assistant. Director Ridley Scott is rushing to reshoot the new scenes with Plummer in order to make the film's scheduled release date of December 22.
Sony had announced it was pulling All the Money in the World from the upcoming American Film Institute film festival in Los Angeles.
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It is also thought that digital compositing could place Plummer into some existing shots.
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.
Netflix, which produces the political drama House of Cards in which Spacey was the star, dismissed him from the show last week, after CNN reported that eight current or former House of Cards workers claimed Spacey made the production a "toxic" workplace and one ex-employee alleged the actor sexually assaulted him.
A lawyer for Spacey did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Wednesday.
Spacey, who was 26 at the time, said: "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago".