FIRST LOOK: Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey as Getty in new trailer for All The Money In The World... as Ridley Scott reveals he didn't tell disgraced star he was fired
Christopher Plummer is seen for the first time in an updated trailer for All The Money In The World, after replacing Kevin Spacey as oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.???
Director Ridley Scott chose the 87-year-old Canadian actor to take on the role earlier this month after several claims of sexual misconduct and assaults emerged against Spacey, 58.?
The movie was pretty much wrapped, the principal photography having concluded in August, when Scott made the decision to reshoot the scenes that featured Spacey - just six weeks before the big-budget movie's release date.
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Christopher Plummer, 87, is seen in a new trailer for All The Money In The World after replacing Kevin Spacey at the last minute to play oil tycoon J. Paul Getty after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct
Replaced: Spacey, 58, is pictured in the original trailer which was released over the summer. He was?transformed using facial prosthetics for the role to make him look older
The reshoots, taking place in London and Rome, reportedly cost around $10 million on top of the movie's original $40 million budget.??
Some scenes were still being re-filmed this week as Plummer was pictured on set in?Tivoli, Italy on Monday, with production scheduled to be completed by Wednesday.
Plummer is three decades older than Spacey so didn't need the extensive facial prosthetics that Spacey did in the original scenes.
The new trailer was unveiled on Wednesday as it emerged that Scott, 79, didn't tell Spacey he was replacing him.
Asked if he contacted the disgraced House of Cards star, he toldEntertainment Weekly: 'No. And he didn't call me. If he had called me and said, "Hey, look, this is the way it is and I'm really sorry," then I'd have handled it slightly differently. I'd have still done it [replaced him]. I would have said, "Yes, thank you for calling, but I have to move on."'
Expensive re-do: The reshoots reportedly cost around $10 million on top of the movie's original $40 million budget
Star-studded cast: Michelle Williams plays Getty III’s mother Gail Harris and Mark Wahlberg is Fletcher Chase, a former CIA operative
'Miraculous': Director Ridley Scott said he felt very fortunate to be able to get the cast together again for reshoots with just six weeks to go until the movie's release date
Scott was working on the music for the movie - which is still slated for release on December 22 - when he heard the first allegations, that Spacey had made a sexual advance to Anthony Rapp when Rapp was just 14.
Since then more than a dozen other men have alleged similar sexual misconduct or assault against the American Beauty Oscar-winner.?
Speaking about where he was when he heard about the allegations, Scott added: 'I was finished with the film and was in Abbey Road [recording studio] finalising the music. Someone was like "Guess what?" And that's where it began.
'I sat and thought about it and realised, we cannot. You can't tolerate any kind of behaviour like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person's action affect the good work of all these other people. It's that simple.'
And the British-born director thinks it is 'miraculous' that he managed to get everyone back - including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams - to London and Rome for the reshoots.
Unveiled: Plummer as Getty is seen emerging from his mansion to speak to press. The movie tells the true story of the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson John Paul Getty III in 1973
Kidnapped: Charlie Plummer takes on the role of Getty's son?John Paul Getty III
Getty Sr refused to pay $17million in ransom money even though he was the richest man in the world at the time
Blockbuster: The movie was pretty much wrapped, with the principal photography concluded in August, when Scott made the decision to reshoot the scenes which featured Spacey
He told EW: 'You have to know who you're going to go for [to recast the role] and if he's available. Chris [Plummer] was always on the list. So you find that out, but quietly, because you don't want it going around.?
'I flew into New York and met with [Plummer] and he said yes. So then we had to figure out if everyone else would be available to fit in these new days of shooting.
'Miraculously, they were. Before you can make the decision you have to make these quick phone calls around - not to the actors directly, but to the agents - saying there's a possibility I may need some pickups [additional shooting days]. You don't say why because of the gossip, but of course it was really for something much more significant.'
'You can't tolerate any kind of behaviour like that': Director Ridley Scott revealed this week that he never told Spacey (pictured in 2015) he was fired and added that the actor never called him to discuss the situation
Big role: Plummer (left) was reportedly the original choice for the role but studio executives wanted a bigger name, which is why Spacey (right) came on board
It was claimed by The Hollywood Reporter that Plummer was the original choice for the role but studio executives wanted a bigger name, which is why Spacey came on board.?
The movie tells the true story of the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson John Paul Getty III in 1973.
Getty Sr refused to pay $17million in ransom money even though he was the richest man in the world at the time.??
Williams plays Getty III’s mother Gail Harris and Wahlberg is Fletcher Chase, the former CIA operative who tried to persuade Getty Sr to co-operate with the kidnappers’ demands.
Tycoon: Multi-millionaire and art collector John Paul Getty, who died in 1976, is pictured circa 1960
John Paul Getty III is seen with a police officer with part of his ear cut off after he was released from captivity in Italy in December 1973?
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