Kevin Spacey dropped from Ridley Scott film and replaced by Christopher Plummer

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While former House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey was getting treated at an Arizona facility for "sex addiction", he was dropped from Ridley Scott's finished film All the Money in the World on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

Sources close to the production of "All the Money in the World" have said that Plummer began reshoots immediately following the release of new sexual harassment allegations against a teenage boy were directed at the Oscar winning actor, Spacey.

Scott, who is known to be an efficient director, is intending to keep the film's December 22 release date.

The film itself follows the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, which also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.

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

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"All the Money in the World" was primed for a plush awards season release from distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment and its advertising campaign, which prominently features Spacey, has been public for about a month already.

Despite the age difference between the two actors - at 87, Plummer is nearly 30 years Spacey's senior - the recasting will come as a welcome development for director Ridley Scott. 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 studio additionally pulled the film from what would have been an Oscar-bait slot at the American Film Institute's November film festival. "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago", Spacey said in his statement.

After the allegations were levelled against Kevin Spacey, Netflix also cut ties with the actor.

Spacey has suffered a rapid fall from grace since actor Anthony Rapp, who starred in the 2005 musical Rent, accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

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