Christopher Plummer replaces Spacey in Ridley Scott film

Christopher Plummer replaces Spacey in Ridley Scott film

Christopher Plummer replaces Spacey in Ridley Scott film

Spacey is now off getting "treatment" probably the same place Weinstein is, probably watching his career go up in flames all around him. The movie, a possible Oscar contender, was set for a December release, but the conundrum has been over what to do with Kevin Spacey's part in the movie. Plummer won an Oscar for his work on Beginners. That move resulted after a weekend of back and forth, with Scott and Friedkin in particular incensed that the sordid allegations against Spacey might doom a film that Scott dropped everything to direct, and on which so many people worked hard and did not deserve to see the results hobbled in the marketplace because of the taint of scandal.

Kevin Spacey (L) and Christopher Plummer (R) attend the 13th annual Monte Cristo Awards at The Edison Ballroom on April 15, 2013 in New York City.

Actor Anthony Rapp and Harry Dreyfuss (the son of Richard Dreyfuss) have also said the actor assaulted them, and London police said they were investigating a 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Spacey.

The film follows abduction of John Paul Getty III, who was abducted in 1973 at age 16.

But director Ridley Scott has chose to recast Spacey's role and replace him in the film with Christopher Plummer. His mother tries to persuade Getty to pay the random for her son after Italian gangsters captured him.

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The announcement came Wednesday night, just hours after former TV news anchor Heather Unruh accused him of sexually assaulting her 18-year-old son last year.

Spacey, 58, did not immediately respond to the allegations.

The claims against Spacey span from the mid-1980s to a year ago.

"But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years". The allegations have led to his firing from the hit television series House of Cards by the streaming service Netflix, which has also refused to release a film in which Spacey stars as the late American writer and critic Gore Vidal.

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