Kevin Spacey to be edited out of finished movie

Kevin Spacey is to be edited out of a completed film just weeks before its scheduled release. So, basically, this was a good move for everyone, except Kevin Spacey.

Kevin Spacey plays billionaire John Paul Getty in All the Money in the World, which is set to be released in the United States on December 22. Director Ridley Scott is rushing to reshoot the new scenes with Plummer in order to make the film's scheduled release date of December 22.

The film was recently pulled from the AFI Fest due to the news revolving around Spacey, but the studio was standing by releasing the film on its original date.

In a unified front, the cast and crew of the film, and Sony Pictures, unanimously agreed to re-shoot all of Spacey's scenes, with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams' cooperation part of the mix.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

The decision to erase Spacey comes after a string of allegations about the actor's predatory sexual behaviour.

The film follows abduction of John Paul Getty III, who was abducted in 1973 at age 16.

The disgraced Oscar-winner's scenes as plutocrat Getty in the movie, titled All The Money In The World, will now be shelved, with Canadian actor Christopher Plummer signed on to play the role in a series of hasty reshoots.

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.

Spacey has said that he does not remember the incident Rapp describes, but apologised in a statement for any "inappropriate drunken behaviour" he might have displayed. "I didn't really care for the way he was behaving toward the other people on set".

United States network Netflix has axed further production of Mr Spacey's House of Cards drama, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced it would no longer give the actor a special Emmy award, and his agent and publicist dropped him as a client.

  • Jacqueline Ellis