In Unprecedented Move, Sony Pictures Will Reshoot Kevin Spacey’s Part In “All The Money In The World”

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A film starring Kevin Spacey about American industrialist J. Paul Getty that had already been filmed will be reshot to replace the lead actor following allegations of sexual assault against the Oscar-winning actor.

Spacey will be replaced by Christopher Plummer, who’s representative confirmed to BuzzFeed News that they will reshoot the scenes in All The Money In The World that Spacey appeared in.

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The decision of was made by director Ridley Scott and the film’s producers, with the support of Sony Pictures, a source close to the movie confirmed.

The move is unprecedented for Hollywood. Sony Pictures did not immediately have a comment on the decision, but photos of Spacey have already been pulled from the movie’s press site.

It’s not clear how Sony Pictures and Scott plan to reshoot the movie — they could rewrite parts of the script to isolate J. Paul Getty’s character, or else they will have to bring back a large number of the cast for reshoots.

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The movie was set to be released on Dec. 22, which a source said the team was committed to meeting.

The first allegation against Spacey came from actor Anthony Rapp, who told BuzzFeed News in October that the actor, then 26, made a sexual advance on him when he was 14.

Since then, more than a dozen people have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by Spacey, including writer and actor Harry Dreyfuss, who is the son of the Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Netflix has since shut down production on the last season of House of Cards, for which Spacey won a Golden Globe, and people from the set have said he abused his power. London’s Metropolitan Police have reportedly launched an investigation into the allegations against Spacey.