AceShowbiz - Ridley Scott sure knows how to work fast. The director was only given a short amount of time to re-shoot scenes and re-cast Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer following his sexual misconduct scandal. However, it seems that the challenge was a piece of cake for Scott, for the new trailer of "All the Money in the World" has made its way online.
The trailer includes some scenes featuring Plummer as J. Paul Getty. Even though Getty doesn't get much part in the trailer, he delivers memorable lines. The first is when he's asked what the world's richest man can possibly still want, to which he replies, "More." The second is when the crisis happens and Getty barks at an ex-C.I.A. agent (Mark Wahlberg), saying, "I hired you to do things other people can't or won't do."
The trailer for the ticking clock thriller film really captures the feeling of race against time. The actors, including Michelle Williams as John Paul Getty III's (Charlie Plummer) mother, deliver captivating performance that will bring the story to life. It is most likely that the film won't be disappointing, despite the tight-scheduled re-shoot.
Scott had to re-shoot all the scenes with Plummer without pushing back the release date in order to qualify for Academy Awards and avoid conflict with FX's new series"Trust" which depicts the same case. But it seemed that the director was rather excited than stressed. The director explained that he had already thought about the whole re-shooting process and he didn't worry too much about it.
When asked about Spacey's misconduct, Scott stated that he had no idea about the matter. "He's a very talented man and I got on very well with him. I had no idea," the director told Entertainment Weekly. Scott also didn't know about Spacey's behavior on set. "Well, I don't know. You never see that. But you can't condone that kind of behavior in any shape or form."
Speaking of Spacey's replacement, the "Alien" helmer said he couldn't let Spacey's behavior affect the good work of people who made the film possible. "We cannot let one person's action affect the good work of all these other people. It's that simple," said the director. Scott also said that he always had Plummer's name on the list and contacted him right away after the news broke.
Nobody on the set were found complaining. Williams said that she was so proud to be a part of the re-shoot. "We're all here for Ridley," said the actress. She continued, "When this idea was hatched, I immediately started to feel better. This doesn't do anything to ease the suffering of people who were all too personally affected by Kevin Spacey, but it is our little act of trying to right a wrong. And it sends a message to predators-you can't get away with this anymore. Something will be done."
"All the Money in the World" is coming to U.S. theaters on December 22.