Seen this year in the hits Transformers: The Last Knight and Daddy’s Home 2, Mark Wahlberg finishes off 2017 by working with Ridley Scott, one of cinema’s most revered filmmakers. All The Money in the World is the true account of the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson (Charlie Plummer). Working on a seven week window, Scott replaced Kevin Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer, with Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also reshooting their respective scenes with Plummer!
“It’s an amazing true story,” said Wahlberg who plays CIA operative Fletcher Chace in the narrative. “The movie is a great thrill ride. What a suspenseful thriller (Ridley) has created. And it’s a true story and people are going to find it fascinating.
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All The Money In The World opens December 25, 2017!
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!
It’s simply amazing that director Ridley Scott, who turns 80 in November, has two films in the can in 2017. Earlier this year he released Alien: Covenant and, along with producing Blade Runner 2049, he also is the director behind All The Money In The World.
The film, which is “inspired by historical events,” centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the attempts of his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to cough up money for the ransom. Mark Wahlberg plays the Getty’s advisor who tries to help them figure out a way to get John Paul Getty III back alive.
Since Scott is basically known for his epic adventure films, it’s rare to see him take on straight ahead dramas. Though The Martian and The Counselor have their share of pure dramatic elements, they both exist in a somewhat fantastical or heightened universe, and All The Money In The World is actually based on a true story. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
All The Money In The World hits theaters December 8.