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Kevin Spacey, 58, lost his role in ‘All The Money In The World’ in the wake of numerous sexual assault allegations leveled against him.
In a bold move, Director Ridley Scott replaced him with Christopher Plummer just six weeks before the release of his big budget movie.
Star Trek actor, Anthony Rapp, accused Spacey of inappropriate sexual advances towards him when he was 14, in 1986.
Spacey, however, does not remember if he approached him in an indecent way. But he responded to the allegations, by saying, ‘I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.’
The cast and crew of the movie stood in solidarity with Scott’s decision. They have all agreed to re-shoot Spacey’s scenes and are determined to stick to the release date of December 22nd.
Sources say the re-shoot has commenced immediately and Plummer has successfully taken over the role of late oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.
A publication claims that Plummer was originally Scott’s first choice for the role but studio executives wanted a bigger name for the movie. Hence Spacey was ultimately chosen for the role.
It will be a difficult task for Scott to re-shoot all of Spacey’s scenes since many of them feature just him.
The movie, based on a true story, is about Getty refusing to pay a $17 million ransom for his kidnapped grandson, despite being the world’s richest man at the time.
Earlier, Spacey commented on his role as Getty. He said, after his deep understanding of Getty’s life he realized he was not the person the world perceived him to be. However, for him, it was one of the most remarkable experiences he had.