In "All in the Money in the World", which tells the true story of the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty's grandson, Spacey portrayed the famous billionaire.
Given the state of the current environment and news, it's inspiring to see filmmakers fight for what is morally right, and the producers' support of Scott gives the movie a chance for a fair shake in the marketplace and potentially in awards season, which would not have happened had Spacey's scenes been left intact after the troubling allegations leveled against the actor.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Christopher Plummer will replace Spacey in the film's most prominent supporting role. And incredibly, Scott intends to reshoot the eight to ten days of work that Spacey did on the project, and still hit the planned December 22nd release date.
Shooting on the film had already been completed when the decision was made to remove Spacey from the finished product, Variety reports.
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"To Kevin Spacey, I want to say this: Shame on you for what you did to my son", Unruh said, flanked by her daughter and lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who has represented hundreds of clergy sexual abuse victims. The studio additionally pulled the film from what would have been an Oscar-bait slot at the American Film Institute's November film festival.
The report came just hours after a former TV news anchor alleged that Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son a year ago, at a restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
It follows nine other allegations, ranging from inappropriate sexual conduct to assault and groping. Spacey announced he was gay in a statement apologizing to Rapp, while claiming he did not remember the alleged incident.
Vox has reached out to Spacey's representatives for comment.