And incredibly, Scott intends to reshoot the eight to ten days of work that Spacey did on the project, and still hit the planned December 22nd release date.
Spacey is now off getting "treatment" probably the same place Weinstein is, probably watching his career go up in flames all around him.
Scott made the decision himself according to Deadline as he didn't want his movie to be tarnished by Spacey's inclusion given the recent sexual assault allegations that have been levelled at the actor.
I write this all keeping in mind that, in addition to Scott's decision being the right one, it must have been motivated in large part by Spacey's newfound status within Hollywood as a financial liability-the scandal would likely have tanked the movie. It's not an entirely impossible task to redo his scenes, as much of the film focuses on Michelle Williams as Gail Harris and Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase, Getty's assistant.
Christopher Plummer will take over Spacey's role in the film, which despite the last-minute change, is still set for release on December 22, reports CNN. Plummer, 87, was reportedly Scott's first choice to play the role of the cold billionaire, but Scott was forced to pick a "bigger name" for the role, the AP reported.
The director also pulled the movie, about the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, from the closing closing-night screening of the AFI Fest.
The actor has since been accused by more than dozen men of either sexually harassing or assaulting them. The news of comes after Netflix had said that they would also not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. Spacey announced he was gay in a statement apologizing to Rapp, while claiming he did not remember the alleged incident.
The decision follows more sexual misconduct allegations against the Oscar-winner from a woman who says he touched her 18-year-old son in MA last year.
While the vehicle was being driven, the adult man, who was stuffed in the trunk, somehow managed to escape. COPS arrested five NAKED people in Canada - accused of kidnapping a family following a vehicle crash.
Away from the financials, Facebook's daily active users (DAUs) and monthly active users (MAUs) saw a YoY increase of 16 per cent. Protecting the Facebook community is more important than "maximizing our profits", Zuckerberg said on the call.
Mahal has the worst win-loss record out of any WWE Champion in history and went from jobber straight to world champion. At last night's SmackDown , AJ Styles was able to defeat Jinder Mahal to win the WWE Championship.
With her eyes half-closed, Freitas flails with her open hand at Detective Douglas Ross , who is carrying her right leg. By Sunday afternoon, the video had been shared on Twitter more than 3,000 times and was posted on numerous websites.
Given the current rate of change, the Global Gender Gap Report estimates it will take 217 years to close the economic gender gap. Behind the decline is mainly a widening of the gender gap across Economic Opportunity and Political Empowerment.
He was just 1-for-9 shooting in the first half, with his lone basket being a 3-pointer with 2:02 to play in the second quarter. The Celtics are one of the best rebounding teams in the league , and are crushing teams in the paint.
If you depend on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 + to get through the day, you probably want to stay put on Android Nougat. Android developer blog post suggests that the Android 8.1 Oreo DP2 is scheduled to arrive some time in this month.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS hit 284 miles per hour
With Lilja behind the wheel, the Agera RS managed to go from 0 to 401.78 kph (249.65 mph) and back to 0 in just 33.87 seconds. At the time, it narrowly took the record from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , which had recorded a 269.86mph time.
In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine
The current strain of H3N2 emerged during the 2014-15 flue season and remains prevalent today. I've read that the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is equally effective.
Will there be more House of Cards? Not with Spacey
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Mobile US, Sprint Working To Salvage Merger
If T-Mobile and Sprint had aligned, they would collectively rise to the number three provider slot in the USA mobile market. An added wrinkle was Sprint's negotiations with cable companies Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc.
Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn
Flynn and his son, NBC News announced today, citing multiple sources familiar with Mueller's investigation. It remained unclear Sunday if Mueller had plans to pursue charges against Flynn or his son.
Lebanon economy, pound not in danger from Hariri exit
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Georgia, Alabama rank 1-2 in first playoff standings
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Europa League: Arsenal Advance, Everton Dumped
On a night which saw Marseille fullback Patrice Evra aim a flying kick at one of his own fans, Coquelin was seen confronting Arsenal supporters after their Europa League 0-0 draw at Emirates stadium.
Nadal 'Never Dreamed' Of Year-End Top Spot
The Rome Masters and Montreal Masters champion fell to Dutchman Robin Haase in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 second-round defeat. Speaking after victory on Wednesday, the Spaniard said: "I'm very, very happy for everything".