Canceled, Recast, Reshot: 6 Times an Actor Accused of Wrongdoing Was Totally Erased From a Film (Photos)
It all started with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey in “All the Money in the World”
Thom Geier | August 17, 2020 @ 2:40 PM
Last Updated: August 17, 2020 @ 2:47 PM
In the #MeToo era, when an actor is accused of wrongdoing and the film or TV project is already under way -- or even wrapped -- sometimes directors and producers go back and reshoot their scenes with a replacement.
"Ordeal by Innocence"
BBC had already shot a new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic with "Gossip Girl" alum Ed Westwick as the rough-around-the-edges son of a wealthy family. But after Westwick faced accusations of sexual misconduct, the network went back and re-shot the limited series with "Magic City" alum Christian Cooke.
"Army of the Dead"
In August 2020, Netflix announced that Zack Snyder would do reshoots of his already-wrapped zombie-hunting movie with Tig Notaro replacing Chris D'Elia following online accusations that D'Elia had engaged in predatory behavior with underage girls (he has denied the accusations).
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