Mumbai: Veteran director Ridley Scott did the unthinkable when he replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in his latest movie 'All the Money in the World' due to sexual misconduct allegations.
And it looks we finally have a name of the person who helped the helmer in this undercover re-casting.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriter of the film 'All the Money in the World' David Scarpa shared that it was none other than 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins who played a major role in replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
In a recent interview, he said, "If it gets out, and we don't cast this and we can't make it happen, the movie is dead."
Spacey was initially cast as the role of oil magnate J Paul Getty in 'All the Money in the World'.
After principal photography had already wrapped, numerous accusations of sexual misconduct came out against the House of Cards actor, leading Scott to recast the role and execute hasty reshoots before the film's December release date.
Scarpa explained, "When a call goes out to the casting agencies, 'Ridley Scott is looking for an actor to play a 90-year-old guy,' pretty much everybody knows what movie that is."
So Ridley and team turned to Jenkins, who was working with her screenwriter husband, Sam Sheridan, on a series.
Scarpa explained, "Ridley's casting agents basically asked if they could send the call out for the part under their production's name. So basically it was, 'Patty Jenkins is looking for a 90-year-old guy.' That was basically how they were able to do it. There was a lot of this sort of crafty maneuvers in order to make this thing come off."
Although the movie and Plummer's performance are garnering positive reactions from critics, it remains to be seen how much the last-minute casting change resonates with viewers or pays off in the long run.
Starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer, and Romain Duris, All the Money in the World has scored three Golden Globe nominations.