Cooke Replaces Westwick In “Ordeal”

The BBC drama “Ordeal by Innocence,” an upcoming three-part series adaptation of the Agatha Christie tale, is ‘pulling a Plummer’ – following in the footsteps of Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” by being set to recast and reshoot all the scenes involving actor Ed Westwick.

Filming on the project wrapped in September with plans to air the special this past Christmas. However, the show was pulled in the wake of the accusations made against former “Gossip Girl” star Westwick who has been accused of sexual assault by three women.

Now producers Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited will reshoot all of Westwick’s scenes later this month in Scotland with Christian Cooke taking on Westwick’s former role. Cast members Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Matthew Goode and Eleanor Tomlinson are all set to return for the additional filming. A new air date will be announced soon.

The second season of “White Gold,” which Westwick was shooting when the allegations surfaced in November, is still suspended.

Source: Variety