Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 9th, 2017
Sickened by the revelations surrounding serial pervert actor Kevin Spacey, and wishing to distance himself and his work, Ridley Scott is literally making Kevin Spacey disappear from a completed movie.
The unprecedented move by director Ridley Scott, in collaboration with Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, agreed to erase any mention of Kevin Spacey from their movie All The Money In The World.
Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer will replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty. The scenes will be reshot completely, and production is expected to commence immediately, due to Scott’s desire to keep the original film’s release date of December 22nd.
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, reports Deadline.
This comes on the heels of the decision to pull the film from the prestige closing-night slot of AFI Fest.
That move resulted after a weekend of back and forth, with Scott and Friedkin in particular incensed that the sordid allegations against Spacey might doom a film that Scott dropped everything to direct, and on which so many people worked hard and did not deserve to see the results hobbled in the marketplace because of the taint of scandal.
So they took control of the narrative. Scott is a maverick, and didn’t shrink under the pressure to re-stage the key scenes involving J Paul Getty, the oilman who refused to pay a ransom after his grandson, John Paul Getty III was kidnapped.
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