All The Money In The World, director Ridley Scott’s film that centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) hits Blu-ray and DVD April 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Michelle Williams co-stars as the teenager’s mother Gail with Mark Wahlberg playing John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) advisor.
Scott, one of cinema’s most ambitious filmmakers, replaced Kevin Spacey with Plummer after his first cut was finished. The director managed to reshoot Spacey’s scenes with Plummer and stay on course with the release date.
The movie contains eight deleted scenes, and three featurettes (“Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller,” “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast,” and “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”).
Michelle Williams initially carved out as a regular on Dawson’s Creek, and her eventual journey through cinema has yielded her four Oscar nominations (most recently a Supporting Actress nod in Manchester by the Sea). Williams, who can also be seen opposite Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman, was also a big part of this year’s news with the last minute reshoots of All The Money In The World.
Williams, who plays Gail Harris (the mother of John Paul Getty III) in All The Money In The World, thought the movie may have been a “lost cause” after the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment news. Director Ridley Scott, armed with a talented cast and crew, leapt into action and hired Christopher Plummer replace Spacey as John Paul Getty.
Whether it’s more intimate stories (Matchstick Men, Someone To Watch Over Me) or epic driven fare (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator), Scott is a supreme storyteller, and in the clip below Williams talks about her admiration for the filmmaker:
All The Money In The World, co-starringMark Wahlberg, is now playing nationwide.
Ridley Scottis a cinematic master when it comes to directing epic narratives (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven), so it comes as no surprise that replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World was a seamless transition. Scott’s impressive feat, however, was to cut Spacey’s scenes as John Paul Getty, reshoot them with the revered Plummer, and also have this film ready by its December 22nd release date!! Scott, who celebrates his 80th birthday today, also released Alien: Covenant earlier this year (he also executive produced Blade Runner 2049)!!
The new trailer for the movie, which deals with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) is below. Michelle Williams co-stars as Getty III’s understandably distraught mother and Mark Wahlberg is the man tasked by Getty at handling the situation.
Check out the trailer, which features the new scenes with Plummer, and tell us what you think!
Mel Gibson hasn’t been in a pure comedy for years (dating back to 2000’s What Women Want), so it’s great to see him join Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home 2. Gibson stars as Kurt, the tough nosed father of Dusty with John Lithgow starring as Brad’s (Ferrell) over affectionate father.
“Mark and Will when they get going – I’m in this scene with these two guys and they’re just riffing and ad-libbing,” said Gibson directed last year’s acclaimed war drama Hacksaw Ridge. “I cannot keep up with these cats. They’ve got this shorthand going on and I’m like the ballboy at a tennis match trying to jump in on my bit. It’s hilarious to watch them. Most of the time you end up laughing forgetting you’re on screen. So they have to do it again because you crack up.”
Click on the media bar to hear Gibson talk about when he introduced himself to Wahlberg at a restaurant to offer a few kind words:
It’s not uncommon for actors to have an early role they’d rather forget. After all, when they were just starting out and desperate for gigs, some of them took roles in movies or TV shows that were just plain embarrassing. Things are a little different for Mark Wahlberg, though. The role he finds most embarrassing was one that earned him accolades, from a film that received three Oscar nominations. So, why is Wahlberg ashamed? The film is Boogie Nights, and over the years, as Wahlberg has become more religious, he’s felt more guilt about portraying a porn star. Wahlberg, interviewed by the Chicago Tribune alongside Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, said, “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I’ve made some poor choices in my past … ‘Boogie Nights’ is up there at the top of the list.”
While some might find his admission shocking, we weren’t surprised at all. We’ve spoken to Wahlberg many times, and when we asked him to reflect on Boogie Nights a few years ago, he already seemed to have a few regrets about it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Wahlberg)