Ridley Scott’s All The Cash within the World has been within the information lots these days, and never all the time for award season reasons. In truth, following allegations in opposition to Kevin Spacey earlier this yr, Scott and the opposite individuals behind the film finally selected to reshoot Kevin Spacey’s scenes, inserting Christopher Plummer into the function. Then, news broke that whereas individuals had been touting how the actors got here again and labored totally free, Mark Wahlberg truly negotiated a $1.5 million fee for the reshoots whereas Michelle Williams did them for a small per diem. The rationale for the distinction between the 2 co-actors’ salaries reportedly has every thing to do with the methods their contracts had been written.
Each Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are repped by WME in Hollywood. Nonetheless, they do not have the identical workforce and so they did not negotiate collectively for All The Cash within the World. In accordance with a brand new report over at The Wrap, when Michelle Williams signed, reshoots had been included in her contract. Mark Wahlberg did not signal the identical contract as Williams, and the unique contract he negotiated didn’t embody reshoots. So, Williams earned a per diem whereas Wahlberg was in a position to renegotiate for more cash when it got here right down to shoot the brand new footage.
As well as, TMZ can be reporting that Michelle Williams was truly approached earlier than Ridley Scott about the opportunity of reshooting earlier than the director was even requested. As such, she seemingly negotiated earlier than everybody else, with the outlet noting she was keen to “transfer mountains” to make the reshoots work as a result of she believed within the film. Per that report, Wahlberg was then approached and in addition agreed to do the reshoots. Allegedly, his workforce later made it clear to the studio that he would must be paid for reshoots, which is the place the eventual pay discrepancy got here in. One other report over at ET has indicated that All The Cash within the World was solely greenlighted as a result of Mark Wahlberg initially took a pay minimize.
Following all of this, Ridley Scott went public and talked about how the actors had been gracious sufficient to offer their time and work totally free. Experiences now point out he is not significantly completely satisfied about how this complete factor has come off, though he, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg haven’t made statements in regards to the reshoots because the information broke.
In all probability, we would not even be right here in the present day if individuals like Ridley Scott and Michelle Williams hadn’t talked in regards to the actors working totally free, however that has opened up a can of worms that made their salaries newsworthy. Regardless, it took loads of sophisticated contracts and steps to get All of the Cash within the World reshot, and it is a testomony to Ridley Scott and the studio that the film was prepared in time to hit its launch date (though it did get pushed back a couple of days for different causes) in any respect.