Kevin Spacey and grotesque tumor of facial prosthetics are being removed from All the Money in the World. In an unprecedented move, Ridley Scott has reportedly made the unilateral decision to re-cast Spacey in the film, this following numerous allegations of the actor’s sexual misconduct. Christopher Plummer is already set to take over Spacey’s part.
As seen in a trailer that premiered months ago, All the Money in the World follows the real-life tale of the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, whose grandfather was once the wealthiest man in the world. Spacey, draped in an absolutely ridiculous mask, played the wealthy elder Getty. He was only a supporting actor, on set for just over a week, with many scenes not involving the rest of the main cast (Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams star). But with Scott and Sony still trying to get the film out for an awards run before the end of the year, it nonetheless will be a rushed and very expensive effort to completely cover up Spacey’s appearance like so much rubber. The film is, for now, still scheduled to hit theaters December 22—now with far less baggage and latex.