Ridley Scott‘s All the Money in the World starred Kevin Spacey until his fall from grace after being accused by dozens of sexual assault.


Scott decided to cut Spacey out of the film and redo all scenes featuring the disgraced actor. The other actors in the film, namely Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, agreed to reshoot the scenes involving Spacey at no cost. With the total for his scenes costing upwards of $10 million and with the film’s release date being Dec. 25, this was no easy feat.

After the allegations were brought against Spacey, Scott didn’t think his film could have been judged by it’s content alone if Spacey continued to star. Just six weeks before the premiere, Scott set out to reshoot the 22 scenes features Spacey. Christopher Plummer was cast in Spacey’s place, and the team even recreated and rereleased the film’s trailer.

“You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that,” Scott said at Sunday’s premiere. “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.”

All the Money in the World is about the real-life abduction of J. Paul Getty’s 16-year-old grandson. Plummer, 88, was recast as Getty, whom was originally done by Spacey. Scott made it clear that both Plummer and the crew were paid for their time. Wahlberg and Williams, on the other hand, donated their time during the Thanksgiving season, which shows their dedication to and belief in the film. So far, the film has received an 85% on Rottentomatoes and is destined for the award show circuit next year.

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