‘All the Money in the World’: Christopher Plummer Didn’t Think He’d Be Able to Pull Off Replacement Role (Exclusive Video)

Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty at the eleventh hour after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct

One of the biggest developments of the #MeToo movement late last year was the removal of Kevin Spacey from “All the Money in the World” just over a month before the film’s planned release after Spacey was accused of serious sexual misconduct, including attempted rape, by more than a dozen men.

Christopher Plummer ably took over the role in reshoots, and director Ridley Scott somehow managed to deliver the finished movie as planned in December.

“All the Money in the World” is now out on digital home video, with its DVD and blu-ray release coming on April 10, and those who purchase the movie will be treated to an extra feature titled “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed” in which the cast and crew, including Scott, Plummer, producer Mark Huffam, and stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg discuss the trials involved in recasting such a major role at such a late stage.

The Wrap has an exclusive look at that featurette, a one-minute clip which you can view at the top of this post.

In the clip, Plummer expresses his relief that the whole thing went off basically seamlessly. “I’m thrilled that I was able to do it. I didn’t think I was going to,” he said.

Williams, likewise, described what they were able to do in reshoots as “amazing.”

“I was proud to be with him here under these circumstances,” Williams says in the video. “This kind of amazing feat that we’re trying to pull off. But also to have the chance to work with him [Plummer].”

“All the Money in the World” tells the story of the kidnapping of the teenaged John Paul Getty and the battle between his mother (Williams) and billionaire grandfather, J. Paul Getty (Plummer), who refused to pay the ransom to get the kid back. The movie was written by David Scarpa as an adaptation of the book by John Pearson.

The film is available for purchase now at digital retailers, and the physical release will follow on April 10 — at which point it will also become available for rent.