Monday, 20 November, 2017

Christopher Plummer on replacing Kevin Spacey: 'Situation is very sad'

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Stacy Diaz | 13 November, 2017, 23:42

The director and producers of the completed but unreleased Hollywood film "All the Money in the World" have chosen to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie, recast his role and reshoot his scenes following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor. Now, he's attempting what could be his greatest trick yet.

Christopher Plummer, who has replaced Kevin Spacey in the upcoming film All the Money in the World, has said that the situation surrounding Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment is "very sad". And Scott intends to do it in time to make a release date just six weeks away.

Director Ridley Scott chose to replace Kevin Spacey in the role of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty following multiple sexual harassment allegations against the actor.

He went on to talk about how excited he was for the opportunity to work with Scott on the film, which he was in contention for "ages ago". "I've got an offer to play a great role". Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad. I admire Ridley Scott and I'm thrilled to be making a movie for him. So I was familiar with it, and then Ridley came to me and I agreed. "He's very good, and I love the script".

Plummer confirmed actors Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams will be returning to the production to re-shoot scenes in which their characters appear opposite Getty. The script was wonderful.

Plummer spoke briefly at the premiere, and did not mention any of Spacey's alleged victims, as at least Allen had done regarding Weinstein. Actor Anthony Rapp, who has been advanced by Spacey when he was only 14, was the first to come forward and numerous others have also come forward with accounts in the weekend since. "I have known so many Scrooges". "I'm used to big roles and lots of words". Eight male "House of Cards" employees have accused Spacey of harassment or groping, while just last week a Boston news anchor said Spacey groped her teenage son.

The Academy Award winning actor also revealed that he hasn't spoken to Kevin Spacey about taking the part, before then briefly addressing the scandal, too.