Kevin Spacey Being Removed From Upcoming Film

Kevin Spacey Being Removed From Upcoming Film

Kevin Spacey Being Removed From Upcoming Film

In what is possibly an unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey has been booted entirely from Ridley Scott's film All The Money In The World, which has literally already been finished and was scheduled for release in December.

Christopher Plummer will take over Spacey's role in the film, which despite the last-minute change, is still set for release on December 22, reports CNN. His scenes will be reshot immediately, with Christopher Plummer replacing him in the role of J. Paul Getty.

The film itself follows the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, which also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.

The mounting allegations of sexual assault involving Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey are taking a mounting toll on his career.

Spacey went on to clarify his sexuality, admitting he was now living as a homosexual following years of rumours.

Scott and Imperative Entertainment, which is financing the pic, made the decision Wednesday to cut Spacey, with Sony backing their decision. Plummer was the original choice to play Getty before producers decided a more high profile name would be appropriate. He won his first Oscar in 2012 for the film "Beginners". One challenge for such VFX work is that many of Spacey's scenes were shot in different locations.

Spacey's former publicist said last week that the actor was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment".

In the latest incident, he has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man in July 2016.

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.

United States network Netflix has axed further production of Mr Spacey's House of Cards drama, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced it would no longer give the actor a special Emmy award, and his agent and publicist dropped him as a client.

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