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Last Minute Casting Changes

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In a highly unusual and expensive move, director Ridley Scott has decided to remove embattled actor Kevin Spacey from his already completed film ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, which is set to go into wide release in six weeks. Scott, who is also producing the film, made the unilateral decision to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer on Wednesday afternoon. Plummer will play J. Paul Getty in the drama about the 1973 kidnapping of Getty's grandson, John Paul Getty III. By all accounts, TriStar will still be releasing the film before Christmas. If Ridley Scott can pull this off and come out the other side with an even halfway decent movie, I wouldn't be surprised if he picked up an Oscar nomination for his work here. 

Off-hand I can't think of another major Hollywood movie in the modern era where such a major casting change was made after the film itself was already completed.

The Hollywood Reporter picks up the story here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christopher-plummer-replace-kevin-spacey-all-money-world-1056450?utm_source=twitter

 

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"Back to the Future" comes close. But they were only four weeks into the shooting schedule when the decision was made to replace Eric Stoltz with Michael J. Fox.

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Harvey Keitel was excised at least twice: he had filmed several scenes as the lead in Apocalypse Now before being replaced by Martin Sheen and having his scenes re-shot. And then again, in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, both Keitel and Jennifer Jason Leigh had filmed much of their roles before dropping out having their roles reshot with Sydney Pollack and Marie Richardson, respectively. 

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