Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, CCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard // Film Critic
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD director Ridley Scott made a highly ambitious announcement earlier this month when he said he was going to be replacing persona non grata Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. “How could he ever pull off this feat?” and “Can he do it in time to make the release date?!” Those questions all swirled around in our heads and all over the bloggosphere. Turns out Scott and Plummer are absolutely CRUSHING it in the replacement department as the newly refurbished trailer shows. Dare I even say that Plummer will make an even better J. Paul Getty (as there’s no prosthetics to be forced to look past)?!
Here’s the redo of the official synopsis:
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
The studio also put out new character posters. Feast yer eyes further on these:
Does this mean the old trailer and poster new become “collector’s items?”
Look, this film “had me at hello” as the Getty family travails have always deeply fascinated me. But now, this stands as a ringing example that the impossible can always be done. Given enough time and money, scandal-cloaked actors can be scrubbed entirely – especially if, rightfully so, their mere presence stood to tank an awards hopeful.
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD opens on December 22.