Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey situation is 'very sad'


Last week it was revealed that the 87-year-old Oscar-winning actor would be replacing Spacey as oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's drama, which had already been completed. "That's all I can say, because that's it". The film, which was already completed and set for release before the end of the year, remains on track for a December 22 premiere.

Christopher Plummer said the allegations of misconduct against Kevin Spacey "is very sad".

With a grueling filming schedule ahead of him, Plummer has been studying the film's script whenever he has downtime during his press tour - and despite the sad circumstances surrounding the recast, Plummer can't complain about his new gig. "It's such a shame", Plummer told the site at the premiere of his latest film, The Man Who Invented Christmas. "Ridley came to me, and I agreed because I want to work with him", he said. I've got a role. The script was wonderful.

And Plummer's not the only person feeling sorry for Spacey - Vanity Fair also quoted writer Gay Talese defending the American Beauty actor at the Library Lions Gala in New York's Public Library, an event to honour writers.

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I attended the premiere for "The Man Who Invented Christmas", which also stars Plummer, on Sunday afternoon, and while there were various questions about that film, which tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) brought Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) to life and created both "A Christmas Carol" and the festive traditions we still hold dear to this day, the conversation quickly turned to Plummer's involvement in "All The Money In The World".

When asked who he would most like to profile, Talese, 85, said: 'I would like to talk to Kevin Spacey. Since then, many others have come forward to accuse the actor of sexual harassment, and the 58-year-old was dropped from his prior commitments, including Ridley's film and Netflix series House of Cards.

Last month, actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey had made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14 (Spacey, at the time, was 26). He was knocked from a number of projects, including Netflix's "House of Cards" where he played Francis Underwood for five seasons.