Simply, “a bit of stress.” That’s how Ridley Scott describes his daring response to the disaster that almost befell his latest movie, All the Money in the World. When news broke at the end of October that Kevin Spacey, who played billionaire J. Paul Getty in the film, had been accused of sexual assault, Scott decided almost instantly to cut Spacey from his movie and replace him with Christopher Plummer. Scott had just six weeks to reassemble his cast and reshoot 22 scenes with Plummer in the role--a feat that some said was impossible. Scott proved them otherwise.
Photo: Mark Wahlberg, Director Ridley Scott and Christopher Plummer on the set of TriStar Pictures’ All the Money in the World. (By Giles Keyte)