A new trailer for All The Money In The World has just been released and Christopher Plummer has taken over the role of billionaire John Paul Getty.
The recast happened earlier this month after the lead character's original actor, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct in October. Director Ridley Scott made the decision to let Spacey go and all of the scenes he already filmed had to be reshot.
New John Paul Getty Actor Is Introduced
In the 30-second trailer, John is introduced and dubbed as the "richest man in the world." In one of the scenes, the mogul is told that his grandson has been kidnapped. He gets out of his mansion and faces the media. When asked how much he's willing to pay a ransom for his grandson, John simply says, "nothing."
Prior to the trailer's release, Scott explained his decision to remove Spacey from his film.
"I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can't tolerate any kind of behavior 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," said Scott.
Christopher Plummer Accepts Ridley Scott's Offer
During a recent interview, Plummer revealed that Scott called him earlier this month to offer him the role and he accepted it. When asked to comment on replacing Spacey, Plummer said that's not exactly what he was brought in to do.
"It's starting all over again," said Plummer.
Plummer also expressed his sadness over what happened to Spacey, but he said that he immediately accepted the part because he is a fan of Scott. The actor also revealed that he was in contention for the role several years ago, so he's familiar with it.
The A Beautiful Mind actor also shared that some of his co-stars had to do reshoots for the film and they had no qualms about it. "It's remarkable. All of this is remarkable," Plummer added.
Reshoot Costs Additional $10 Million
All The Money In The World is slated to hit theaters on Dec. 22. The principal photography for the film was already completed as early as August. However, Spacey's sexual misconduct accusations left the production team with no choice but to shell out $10 million for the reshoot. The original budget for the film was only $40 million.
The star-studded film will also feature portrayals by Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase, Michelle Williams as Gail Harris, Charlie Plummer as John Paul Getty III, and more.