Following news of his casting last week, Christopher Plummer has now spoken about his work replacing Kevin Spacey in the role of oil magnate J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s upcoming drama “All the Money in the World”.
Scott announced last week they would re-shoot scenes where Spacey, currently under fire for numerous sexual misconduct allegations, played Getty thanks to heavy make-up. Plummer is taking on the role for around 8-10 days worth of reshoots about to take place. Talking to Vanity Fair, Plummer says:
“I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame. That’s all I can say because that’s it.”
Plummer added that Scott called him last week to offer him the part.
“It’s really not replacing [Spacey]. It’s starting all over again. Although the situation is very sad. I’m very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do? I’ve got a role. I admire Ridley Scott and I’m thrilled to be making a movie for him. And so I thought, that was it. Ages ago I was in contention for [the role], way back. So I was familiar with it, and then Ridley came to me, and I agreed.”
Mark Wahlberg, who plays J. Paul Getty’s lawyer, and Michelle Williams, the mother of kidnapped John Paul Getty III, also star and Plummer confirms the pair will be involved with the reshoots: “They stayed and agreed to do it all over again. It’s remarkable. All of this is remarkable.”
The reshot footage will be re-edited into the film in time for its December 22nd release.