Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

  • Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

Kevin Spacey is getting cut out of Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Canadian actor Christopher Plummer.

Spacey, who was late oil tycoon John Paul Getty in the film, will be replaced by Christopher Plummer.

The surprising part of the recast is that Scott wants to keep the December 22 released date.

All the Money in the World features an ensemble cast including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

It follows nine other allegations, ranging from inappropriate sexual conduct to assault and groping. Director Ridley Scott is rushing to reshoot the new scenes with Plummer in order to make the film's scheduled release date of December 22.

Ridley Scott and Sony Pictures have been spending the last week or so juggling what to do with the upcoming J Paul Getty drama, All The Money In The World.

Plummer "was reportedly Scott's first choice for the role of Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name", The Guardian reports. Imperative Entertainment financed the film, and Friedkin and Thomas produced along with Scott Free's Scott and Kevin J. Walsh, Quentin Curtis and Chris Clark.

It is a race against the clock, because to be eligible for Oscar contention, the film must hit theaters before the end of the year.

The report came just hours after a former TV news anchor alleged that Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son previous year, at a restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

USA 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.

Spacey, who was 26 at the time, said: "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago".

Spacey has suffered a rapid fall from grace since actor Anthony Rapp, who starred in the 2005 musical Rent, accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.