All The Money in the World is the latest drama from director Ridley Scott that truly is a game changer.
Based on real life events, it follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Why is the film a game changer? Less than two months before All the Money in the World was set to open in theatres nationwide, star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.
Sony producers met on October 30, the day after Spacey made a public apology, and decided to release the movie as planned in December.
A few days later, two producers convinced Sony's movie chief to replace Spacey with another actor and re-shoot all 22 of his scenes.
Director Ridley Scott agreed to undertake the feat, and convinced actor Christopher Plummer to replace Spacey as J. Paul Getty. The cast and crew - including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg - re-shot Spacey's scenes for nine days over Thanksgiving in London and Rome
The movie was edited in real time as the scenes were reshot and they completed the monumental feat - delaying the release by just three days.
I sat down with both Ridley Scott, Christopher Plummer and the rest of his talented cast ( Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Charlie Plummer) in Los Angeles to discuss this unprecedented move.
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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD IS CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THEATRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY