Replacing Kevin Spacey in 'All the money in the World' to cost millions?
(7 months ago)
Melbourne [Australia], November 13 : Looks like decision to fire actor Kevin Spacey and replace him with Christopher Plummer will cost director Ridley Scott dearly.
According to news.com.au, a leading U.S. publication estimated that recasting decision will add more than USD 10 million to movie's USD 40 million budget.
This late in the game, the costs involved run to much more than just reshooting Spacey's scenes - Posters with his name have been printed, movie trailers with his scenes are already screening in cinemas. All of that will need to be reprinted, re-cut, resent.
Plummer typically commands around USD 250,000 to USD 400,000 for a featured supporting role in a film like this, however it's unclear whether the last-minute need for his services has upped his pay cheque.
Few days, ago, in a historical and shocking move, director Ridley Scott has decided to replace Kevin Spacey in the already finished 'All the money in the World' little more than a month before its release.
This decision was taken due to the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced against Spacey nearly two weeks ago.
'All the money in the World' was considered to be a crucial movie Spacey as it was his best shot to this year's Oscar nominations.
The movie is based on a real-life story, which focuses on oil tycoon J. Paul Getty's refusal to pay a kidnapper's ransom for his own grandson.