Kevin Spacey Cut From Ridley Scott Movie

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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.

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