Within the wake of the sexual assault allegations which have been directed at Kevin Spacey over the previous few weeks, it was introduced two days in the past that director Ridley Scott has determined to remove the actor from his upcoming film, All the Money in the World. Christopher Plummer has been employed to play J. Paul Getty in Spacey’s place, and surprisingly, Sony continues to be planning on releasing the crime drama late subsequent month. These reshoots will undoubtedly be difficult, however they’re going to even be fairly costly, reportedly costing over $10 million.
In response to Variety‘s report on the All of the Cash within the World reshoots, there are a number of components chargeable for such a excessive price. First off, an actor like Christopher Plummer fetches someplace between $250,000 and $400,000 for this type of supporting function. Like Spacey, Plummer is barely anticipated to shoot his J. Paul Getty scenes over eight to 10 days. Nevertheless, relatively than shoot Plummer in entrance of a inexperienced display after which place him into pre-existing footage, Ridley Scott and the producers imagine it is going to be extra “economical and efficient” to easily recreate these scenes with Plummer’s Getty interacting with different actors. Filming is anticipated to begin throughout the subsequent two weeks in order that this altered model of All of the Cash within the World is able to go by December 15.
However wait, it would not finish there. On high of Christopher Plummer being introduced on to All of the Cash within the World, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg are additionally returning for the reshoots. Each actors beforehand had two weeks of reshoots scheduled as per their contracts, but when these new reshoots exceeded that authentic quantity, then they are going to be paid their pro-weekly fee. Add within the cash that might be poured into new advertising and marketing supplies, and spending over $10 million is sensible. It is also price noting that none of those prices are anticipated to be lined by insurance coverage.
These All of the Cash within the World reshoots will not simply have a monetary price hooked up both. One of many causes Sony is set to nonetheless launch the film subsequent month (apart from wanting it seen earlier than FX’s Getty kidnapping miniseries Trust premieres) is in order that it may be an awards contender subsequent yr. In regular circumstances, voters for these awards committees often obtain screeners in early November. Nevertheless, the studio believes that sufficient voters will be capable to take a look at All of the Cash within the World in December’s closing weeks. We’ll have to attend and see how the ultimate product seems, but when Sony can efficiently pull this off, not to mention get accolades afterwards, then it might set a brand new precedent for main productions seeking to make drastic adjustments when hit with behind-the-scenes controversy. Assuming they’re prepared to drop all that cash, after all
Even with all this new work, All of the Cash within the World continues to be anticipated to hit theaters on December 22. Scan by means of our 2017 premiere guide to see when this yr’s different remaining films are arriving.