Scott told Entertainment Weekly in an on-set
interview that work on the Sony Pictures movie "All the Money in
the World" was near completion after a nine day emergency
reshoot in Rome and London.
"They're going to see it. I may have to do a couple of technical
things to make it land completely technically, but it's really
already done... I've done it," Scott said in the interview
published on Wednesday.
In an extraordinary move, Scott announced on Nov. 8 that he was
removing Spacey entirely from the film and reshooting his scenes
with Christopher Plummer in the role of late U.S. oil tycoon
Jean Paul Getty. The movie is due to open in movie theaters as
scheduled on Dec. 22.
Scott's decision followed claims of sexual misconduct against
Spacey by multiple men. Spacey issued an apology for the first
reported incident, involving actor Anthony Rapp. Reuters could
not independently confirm the allegations.
The British film director said he decided to reshoot Spacey's
scenes because he feared the publicity would damage the film,
which was seen as a potential Hollywood awards season contender.
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"We cannot let one person's actions affect the good work of all
these other people," Scott told Entertainment Weekly.
Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment and a representative did not
respond to a request on Wednesday for comment.
Hollywood trade paper Variety has reported that re-shoot would cost
about $10 million - one quarter of the already $40 million
production budget for "All the Money in the World." Sony Pictures
has declined to comment on costs.
Asked for the movie studio's reaction to his decision, Scott
"They were like, 'You'll never do it. God be with you'," he laughed.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Diane Craft)
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