There isn’t a worse actor to be in Hollywood right now than Kevin Spacey, as his star continues to fall.
Since allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor, as well as “House of Cards” employees, Spacey is suffering the blowback.
He just got more bad news, though. The film Spacey already acted in — “All the Money in the World” — has kicked him to the curb. The feature is supposed to release on December 22, and it will, but Spacey has been replaced.
His replacement, Christopher Plummer, is also an Oscar winner. Plummer will play Jean Paul Getty, the picture’s main character.
According to NBC News:
In an unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters.
People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. All of Spacey’s scenes will be reshot, the people told The Associated Press. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate.
Scott, who is known to be an efficient director, is intending to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date.
The director’s publicist Simon Halls confirmed the switch late Wednesday.
Spacey may have apologized for the incident with Anthony Rapp, who accused him of throwing the then-teenage actor on a bed and laying on top of him in the ’80s. Yet, that doesn’t appear to be enough for job security, as Hollywood seems to be distancing itself from Spacey as much as possible.