Ridley Scott: It's 'Highly Unlikely' I'll Screen 'All the Money in the World' for Kevin Spacey (Exclusive)


Director Ridley Scott isn't looking to show the original version of All the Money in the World starring Kevin Spacey any time soon.

ET spoke to Scott at the critically acclaimed film's premiere Monday night in Los Angeles, where he talked about recasting and reshooting all of Spacey's scenes following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Spacey. Christopher Plummer stepped in to take on the role of J. Paul Getty, the infamous billionaire oil tycoon.

"Highly unlikely," Scott said when asked by ET's Keving Frazier about whether or not he plans to show the film to Spacey. "I think this would be put away for a while ... that version, because I wouldn't want to bring it out. It wouldn't be right, put it that way."

But one person he would love to screen the film for is the real-life Gail Harris, who's played by Michelle Williams in the movie. The film, based on John Pearson's 1995 book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty, tells the story of Harris desperately attempting to convince her grandfather, Getty, to pay the ransom after her son is kidnapped.

"I think apart from anything, I think she'll be curious of course and interested," Scott said of Harris. "It had to be and so for that, I owe it to her to show it to her." 

Meanwhile, Plummer also talked to ET about salvaging the film following the headline-making accusations against Spacey.

"It means a great deal to me because it really brought me together with Ridley and I've always wanted to work with him," Plummer, who's nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in the film, said. "And what an extraordinary challenge to kind of help get the film -- save the film, actually -- and I was glad to be a part of that. That was exciting."

All the Money in the World hits theaters on Dec. 25.

ET spoke to Scott last week about the whirlwind process of replacing Spacey. 

"I knew as soon as [the allegations] hit Kevin it was going to blow wide open and I contacted my partners and said, 'We should recast this right now. We shoot right now, we'll be out the same day,'" Scott said of the decision. "Within 36 hours, I knew what I was going to do."

Mark Wahlberg -- who plays Getty's business manager and former CIA operative Fletcher Chase in the film -- also talked to ET about interrupting his Thanksgiving plans, as well as filming his upcoming movie, Mile 22, to accommodate the reshoots. Though when Scott explained that he wanted to show respect to everyone who had worked hard on the movie, as well as Spacey's alleged victims, Wahlberg made it happen.

"You have all these artists that worked on this movie and he wanted to make sure that their work was seen," Wahlberg said. "And so he said he was gonna reshoot the movie, so I said OK, we'll cancel Thanksgiving and tell Pete [Berg] we'll rehearse after we start shooting the movie."

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