AceShowbiz - Following news of the pay gap between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the reshoot on "All the Money in the World", a new report has emerged suggesting the 46-year-old hunky actor refused to do reshoots on the movie with Christopher Plummer unless he was paid. Wahlberg was said not approving Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's film unless he was paid for over a million dollars for the reshoot.
Two people with knowledge of the situation reveal to USA Today that Wahlberg has co-star approval in his contract. "What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them," reveals one person. Another insider says Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the "Transformers: The Last Knight" actor in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met.
TMZ has also reported that Wahlberg had producers of "All the Money" "over a barrel" when he demand $1.5 million to reshoot scenes from the movie last month. Multiple sources familiar with the production told the news outlet that director Ridley Scott was furious he was "hung out to dry."
Detailing how the negotiations for the reshoot went down, the sources revealed that Williams was the first to be approached by a producer, not Scott. Apparently wanting to complete the movie, too, the 37-year-old Oscar-nominated actress agreed to do it for "free." She reportedly got $80 per diem and that's it.
Around the same time, Scott was said to jet off to London to convince Wahlberg to do the reshoot, and the actor initially also agreed to do it for free. But after Plummer signed up, Wahlberg allegedly had his reps meeting with two main financiers for the film. The reps said the actor "never" works for free and demanded the money, with the financiers agreeing to pay as they had no choice.
Scott allegedly felt "betrayed and angry." Meanwhile, Willam Morris Endeavor, which represents both Williams and Wahlberg, gave "no comment" on the matter.