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Kevin Spacey Dropped From Upcoming Ridley Scott Thriller

Late Wednesday night, director Ridley Scott decided to cut Kevin Spacey entirely from his upcoming movie “All The Money In The World.”

Christopher Plummer will replace him in the highly-anticipated film.

Deadline Hollywood reports “In a unified front, the cast and crew of the film, and Sony Pictures, unanimously agreed to re-shoot all of Spacey’s scenes, with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams’ cooperation part of the mix. This comes on the heels of the decision to pull the film from the prestige closing night slot of the AFI Festival.”

Re-shooting all of Spacey’s scenes is no easy task. Ridley Scott, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Williams will have to redo most of the scenes that included Spacey and edit Plummer in. According to Deadline, Spacey spent about 8-10 days filming for the movie.

“All The Money In The World” is a docudrama about John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping in 1973. Kidnappers demand ransom money from his wealthy grandfather (Christopher Plummer), but he refuses to pay. Getty III’s mother Gail (Michelle Williams) and her adviser (Mark Wahlberg) take matters into their own hands and set out to get Getty III back themselves.

The movie is set to release on December 22 and according to Ridley Scott, is still on track to meet the deadline just 6 weeks away.

The official trailer can be viewed below.