Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic

With a little over a month left until "All the Money in the World" hits cinemas on December 22, director Ridley Scot has made a decision to remove Kevin Spacey from the completed movie amid the sexual harassment reports swirling around Spacey, British media has reported. Scott's drastic choice to cut Spacey from the movie will put it at risk of missing its December 22 release date, thus jeopardizing its Oscar eligibility. Legendary actor Christoper Plummer is slated to replace Spacey, who did not immediately issue a statement.

Scott, who is known to be an efficient director, is intending to keep the film's December 22 release date.

It follows nine other allegations, ranging from inappropriate sexual conduct to assault and groping. All the Money in the World chronicles the true life saga of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and his mother's desperate attempt to convince his insanely wealthy grandfather (Spacey/Plummer) to pay the ransom.

According to Deadline, the cast and crew of the film agreed in a "unified front" that they should reshoot all of Spacey's scenes.

Scott once before was forced to deal with re-shooting on a film, following the death of Oliver Reed in the Oscar winning Gladiator. More on the All The Money In The World Kevin Spacey exit below. The allegations have led to his firing from the hit television series House of Cards by the streaming service Netflix, which has also refused to release a film in which Spacey stars as the late American writer and critic Gore Vidal.

The 58-year-old actor was recently faced with allegations of sexual assault from Heather Unrah, who in a press conference claimed Spacey grabbed her 18-year-old son's genitals inside a bar on Nantucket Island.

Actor Anthony Rapp and Harry Dreyfuss (the son of Richard Dreyfuss) have also said the actor assaulted them, and London police said they were investigating a 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Spacey.

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