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Christopher Plummer talks about replacing Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's new movie

Christopher Plummer talks about replacing Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's new movie

In the wake of this news, Sir Ridley Scott made a decision to take the unprecedented step of cutting Kevin Spacey's work as John Paul Getty III out of "All The Money In The World", and replaced him with Christopher Plummer.

"It isn't replacing. In a amusing way it's starting all over again because it's going to be different, naturally", Plummer told Entertainment Tonight. "Although the situation is very sad", he added. "Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad", Plummer told Vanity Fair at the premiere of The Man Who Invented Christmas on Sunday in NY. "Everyone has to do it, Ridley and I talked about this before long ago, so it wasn't very new to me". The film, which was already completed before the re-shoot announcement, remains on track for it's December 22 release.

The hope is that with Spacey removed from the film, All the Money in the World can still make its presence felt during awards season, and maybe grab enough gold to boost box office and help Imperative make back some of the money they'll be spending to make it seem like Kevin Spacey was never a part of their production. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad.

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In addition to Plummer, "All the Money in the World" also stars Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Charlie Plummer, among many others. "And that's all I can say because that's it".

This decision was taken due to the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced against Spacey almost two weeks ago. "I love what [the screenwriter's] done, Susan Cohen, she's done it with such imagination that [Charles Dickens] has writer's block and his own characters come and help him out".

Last month actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey had made sexual advances towards him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. I am very saddened by what happened to Kevin. I admire Ridley Scott and I'm thrilled to be making a movie for him. I've got a role. He also used the opportunity to open up about his sexuality, saying "I choose now to live as a gay man". In the wake of Rapp's claims, Spacey was sacked from Netflix's House of Cards, which will end following its upcoming sixth season.