With Spacey facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, the 87-year-old Oscar victor will step into the role of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, re-shooting scenes with the plan to keep the film's current release date of December 22.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of Plummer's new film "The Man Who Invented Christmas" on Sunday, the actor said that he isn't really replacing Spacey in the Ridley Scott-directed movie.
We will remind, scandal with spacey started with the fact that the 46-year-old actor Anthony RAPP, best known for the TV series Star Trek, said that at age 14 he tried to seduce a drunken spacey, who at that time was 26 years old.
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"The situation is very sad, because he's such a talented guy", Plummer said of Spacey.
"The whole circumstance is sad", Plummer told ET. "He's very good, and I love the script". The film, which was already completed and set for release before the end of the year, remains on track for a December 22 premiere.
Pulling the film from the festival, chiefs from the projects distribution company released a statement which read: All the Money in the World is a superb film and more than worthy of its place of honour in the AFI Fest.
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In a shocking move, Scott chose to pull the thriller amidst the allegations of sexual assault and harassment involving Spacey and re-shoot the scenes with Plummer with the co-operation of stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. "The situation is very sad". I admire Ridley Scott and I'm thrilled to be making a movie for him. "And that's all I can say because that's it". I'm very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do?
Weeks after multiple men came forward accusing Spacey of sexual misconduct over the years, Scott announced he would be re-shooting several scenes in order to cut out the House of Cards star from the upcoming hostage-thriller. The actor is pleased with the role, sharing, "I'm fascinated by doing real people". "I'm used to big roles and lots of words".
CNN reported that eight current and former employees of House of Cards, who were not identified, alleged sexual misconduct against Spacey.
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