Kevin Spacey dropped in a movie that’s coming out in December
Six weeks before All the Money in the World is set to hit theaters, director Ridley Scott, along with production company Imperative Entertainment, has made the shocking and unprecedented decision to recast Kevin Spacey’s role with Christopher Plummer, EW has confirmed.
With Spacey facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, the Oscar winner will step into the role of J. Paul Getty. Reshoots are expected to begin soon with the plan to keep the film’s current release date of Dec. 22.
In All the Money in the World, Spacey had starred as Getty, who at one point was the world’s richest man. Scott’s film tells the story of the infamous kidnapping of Getty’s grandson and the billionaire’s reluctance to pay the ransom. Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also star in the film, which was recently pulledfrom the upcoming AFI Festival due to the controversy surrounding Spacey.
This article originally appeared on EW.