All The Money in the World is, hands down, one of if not the best film of 2017.
The film, which revolves around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, and his grandfather, John Paul Getty’s, steadfast refusal to pay the ransom is spellbinding and captivating, to say the least.
But what may be even more fascinating is the behind-the-scenes story of how Ridley Scott re-shot a huge portion of the film, replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer just one month before its release.
“It was terribly rigorous and really exciting,” admitted Plummer. “But I enjoyed it thoroughly.”
“The scheduling was difficult but the act of actually doing it was sort of a relief, to think we were re-writing the end of our story a little bit,” said Michelle Williams who plays Gail Getty.
Scott was forced to make the decision after disturbing allegations about Spacey came to light, but admitted Plummer had always been in mind.
“I don’t know why I went with Kevin first, of course he says you dope,” Scott said referring to Plummer. “But that’s where we are right now, but he was always there.”
All The Money In The World, which also stars Charlie Plummer (no relation to Christopher) and Mark Wahlberg, hits theaters December 22.