Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” will move forward with its December 22nd release despite this week’s sexual assault accusation involving one of its key stars Kevin Spacey. No decision has been reached about whether or not Spacey will do press for the film says a source for Variety.
At one point Spacey had been seen as a possible Oscar nominee for his work (he appears in trailers for the picture disguised under heavy makeup) but any awards attention could well be undercut by the scandal. Spacey plays oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in the Ridley Scott thriller which looks at the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson by an organized crime group in Italy.
On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actor was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey was 26. Spacey apologized to Rapp in a statement saying he did not remember the incident and used the opportunity to come out. His response drew a backlash from the gay community and has put his career in jeopardy.
The film, which also stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, is still set to premiere at the AFI Fest on November 16th according to the festival.