The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
In the riveting new trailer for Ridley Scott crime-thriller All the Money in the World, Christopher Plummer – the last-minute replacement for a fired Kevin Spacey – plays a cold-hearted oil tycoon who refuses to pay his grandson’s ransom. “Everything has a price,” his character, billionaire J. Paul Getty, intones in the clip. “The great struggle in life is coming to grips with what that price is.
“For Getty, that price is “more.” The trailer opens with 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) conversing with his captors, who threaten physical violence.
It’s a message that gets lost at this time of year, but the old saying goes that money doesn’t buy happiness. That’s true, but it can provide comfort and stability, and for some folks like the insanely wealthy John Paul Getty Sr. stacking dollars becomes a cold-blooded obsession. That’s the engine that drives Ridley Scott‘s “All The Money In The World.”
Much of the press surrounding the movie has centered on the director’s last minute decision swap in Christopher Plummer for Kevin Spacey, and still get the the thriller out on schedule.
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It’s almost Christmas, which means, among other things, we’re almost out of movies for the year. Personally, I’ve seen all of the Oscar contenders by now, and in the coming days, audiences will be able to catch up. The Academy and its membership are doing the same, as the voting body begins to lock in on what the true contenders will be. Over the holiday, voters and their families will be watching screeners, and if you don’t think that has an impact on the race, you’re fooling yourself. These are actually crucial days now if you’re a film hoping to get nominated. As such, the waiting is now the hardest part. Below is a look at how things stand currently.
“Pitch Perfect 3” has opened with a solid $2.1 million at 2,600 North American sites on Thursday night.
Universal’s comedy expands to 3,447 locations on Friday. It has been projected for a four-day opening in the $27 million to $29 million range. The film will debut day-and-date in 15 international territories, including the U.K. and Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, and Singapore.
“Pitch Perfect 3” sees the cast reprise their roles as the Bellas, led by Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, and Anna Camp. It’s directed by Trish Sie, and produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment, and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions. Universal did not provide a budget, but sources estimate the film cost about $45 million.
The most buzzed-about casting of the year got a little top-secret help from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
When director Ridley Scott decided to erase disgraced actor Kevin Spacey from All the Money in the World, one question on producers’ minds was how to keep the casting process secret. They needed to find a new J. Paul Getty, the mogul whose grandson Paul Getty III was kidnapped in 1973, and they needed to do it without anyone knowing.
When Ridley Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, it wasn’t simply a matter of hiring Christopher Plummer. Actors had to return for quick reshoots, and screenwriter David Scarpa had to make sure the script pages were ready for Plummer. Plummer now assumes the role of J. Paul Getty. […]
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The cast of All the Money in the World returned to do the film’s reshoots for free.
The story of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World has been a difficult one. Kevin Spacey’s disgrace after accusations of sexual assault and molestation caused the actor to be removed from the film and replaced by Christopher Plummer.
This meant that reshoots had to be done and all in a very short amount of time so that the movie could hit its December release date and qualify for the awards season.
One thing that made things easy on Scott was the fact that the film’s stars returned to the set for free, a fact which has been revealed by USA Today. Actors Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams flew back to Europe for the 22 required scenes. “Everyone did it for nothing,” explained Ridley Scott. “They all came in for free.
Chicago – A bitter and old rich man won’t take responsibility for the co-opting of something he is directly connected to. Is this the Trump administration or “All the Money in the World”? Christopher Plummer portrays mogul J. Paul Getty, trying to steer clear of his grandson’s kidnapping.
The film, in the end, might be known more for the casting switch of Kevin Spacey as J. Paul to Christopher Plummer, eight weeks before the scheduled opening. When Spacey was ostracized for alleged sexual misconduct, director Ridley Scott remarkably assembled the rest of the cast, re-shot scenes with Plummer as Getty and made the opening date deadline.
The final number for the 2017 North American box office haul will decline by at least 2% from last year’s record-setting $11.38 billion — even with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” being a blockbuster.
As of Dec. 19, the domestic total for the year was $10.35 billion, or 3.1% behind the same time frame a year ago. So the final 12 days of the year would have to generate slightly more than $1 billion to match last year’s total — a highly improbable scenario, according to box office tracker comScore.
“I think the final number for 2017 will come in between $11.1 billion and $11.2 billion,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore, told Variety.
That would mean that the final earnings will finish in the same range as 2015’s $11.14 billion — the second-highest year on record. It will be only the third time that the industry has made it to $11 billion. Grosses hit $10.8 billion in 2012 and $10.9 billion in 2013, then slid to $10.4 billion in 2014.
So, how on Earth did Ridley Scott reshoot 22 scenes in “All The Money In The World,” with Christopher Plummer replacing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, a mere six weeks before the film was scheduled to open? You simply get it done.
“I move like lightning. I’m already two scenes ahead. It’s simple! If you know what you’re doing, you don’t need 19 takes,” the director boldly said last month.
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Most directors half his age would struggle to turn out two major films in one year, but Ridley Scott, true to form, is still rattling through a diverse range of topics at the age of 80. This spring brought us Alien: Covenant, an acid-blooded sequel that was, truth be told, more interested in the antics of a renegade android than the franchise’s toothsome monsters.