A film starring Kevin Spacey is still set to be released next month amid several allegations of sexual assault by the actor.
Spacey, however, will not end up appearing in the movie.
In an unprecedented move, director Ridley Scott will be re-shooting all of Spacey’s scenes in his upcoming – and already completed – thriller “All the Money in the World,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Spacey will be replaced by Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer as the J. Paul Getty character in the film about the 1973 kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, 16-year-old John Paul Getty III.
Scott still aims to meet the film’s Dec. 22 release date after only informing Sony of his decision Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Though some of Spacey’s eight days of filming involved scenes by himself, others included co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams who are reportedly expected to return for re-shoots. In all, the decision is seen as a costly and challenging one given the tight schedule.
Allegations against Spacey have cost him other projects as well, as the two-time Academy Award winner was dropped by Netflix from his role in “House of Cards” as the video streaming company suspended production of the drama’s sixth season. Netflix also announced it would not be going ahead with its Gore Vidal film, “Gore” which starred Spacey and was in post-production.
Several people have come forward with accusations against the actor after “Star Trek Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey made sexual advances on him when he was 14 years old.
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Spacey’s response seemed to ignite more outrage and in the weeks since, others have made allegations about their own experience with the actor.
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