Magazine article Screen International

Ridley Scott Speaks out on Replacing Kevin Spacey in 'All the Money in the World'

Magazine article Screen International

Ridley Scott Speaks out on Replacing Kevin Spacey in 'All the Money in the World'

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“We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people.”

‘All The Money In The World’

Ridley Scott has spoken out about replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer for his upcoming film All The Money In The World.

Spacey played J Paul Getty in the project, but after news of his alleged misconduct came to light in early November, Scott decided to reshoot all of his scenes in time for the film’s December 22 US release date.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Scott described his reaction when he first heard the Spacey news: “I was finished with the film and was in [U.K. recording studio] Abbey Road finalizing the music. Someone was like: Guess what? And that’s where it began. I sat and thought about it and realised, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behaviour like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple.”

Scott said that Plummer “was always on the list” to play Getty and he quickly agreed to step in. …

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