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Kevin Spacey cut out of film just weeks before release

Kevin Spacey cut out of film just weeks before release

Kevin Spacey been cut out of a leading role as United States oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in a film about the 173 kidnapping of the oil tycoon's grandson, weeks before it is due to be released in cinemas.

Spacey is now off getting "treatment" probably the same place Weinstein is, probably watching his career go up in flames all around him.

Ridley Scott, along with producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, chose to remove all of Kevin Spacey's scenes from the film fearing that the sex scandal could hurt the film.

They've also confirmed that another Spacey project, a Gore Vidal biopic, will not be released.

According to the report, all of Spacey's scenes will be reshot, with co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams expected to participate. Plummer, 87, was reportedly Scott's first choice to play the role of the cold billionaire, but Scott was forced to pick a "bigger name" for the role, the AP reported. This comes following sexual assault and harassment allegations against Spacey.

The film follows abduction of John Paul Getty III, who was abducted in 1973 at age 16.

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Since the sexual assault allegations against Spacey, we have also seen the cancellation of his House of Cards series, which was said to be on its way anyway.

The 58-year-old actor recently faced allegations of sexual assault from Heather Unrah, who in a press conference claimed Spacey grabbed her 18-year-old son's genitals inside a bar on Nantucket Island.

But director Ridley Scott has made a decision to recast Spacey's role and replace him in the film with Christopher Plummer.

Spacey's career has been battered in recent weeks following Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp's revelation that he was sexually harassed when he was 14.

"But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years".


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