Kevin Spacey is still the most toxic man in Hollywood: After being dropped by Netflix, CAA and his publicity team, the actor has now been edited out of his upcoming film, All The Money in the World, and replaced with veteran actor Christopher Plummer.
All The Money in the World, which also stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, is being distributed by Tristar Pictures and is set for a December 22 release. It recounts the 1973 abduction of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty Oil fortune.
Spacey donned extensive prosthetics to play Getty’s billionaire grandfather, J. Paul Getty, who balked at paying the ransom, but director Ridley Scott is reshooting all of his scenes with Oscar winner Christopher Plummer.
“There are over 800 other actors, writers, artists, craftspeople and crew who worked tirelessly and ethically on this film, some for years, including one of cinema’s master directors,” TriStar said in a statement. “It would be a gross injustice to punish all of them for the wrongdoings of one supporting actor in the film.”
On Monday it was announced the film was being pulled from the AFI Fest, where it was scheduled to be the closing feature. According to Variety, Sony may move the release date of All The Money in the World to distance the film from the scandal.
The two-time Oscar winner has been cut from CBS’ upcoming Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, scheduled for December 3.
Last month, Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making advances on him at a party in 1986, when the Rent actor was just 14. Since then, several other men have come forward to accuse Spacey of sexual harassment and assault.