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Nov302017

Ridley Scott details how he replaced Kevin Spacey in "All the Money in the World" 

"All the Money in the World" - ©2017 CTMG, Inc. (LOS ANGELES) -- Replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World wasn't easy, but to director Ridley Scott, it was the only option.

After Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple people, a representative for Sony confirmed to ABC News earlier this month that scenes from the film would be re-shot with Christopher Plummerplaying oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.

The movie, which centers on the 1973 kidnapping of Getty's teenage grandson, will be released on December 22 as originally planned.

"I know I can deliver. I move like lightning. I’m already two scenes ahead. It’s simple! If you know what you’re doing, you don’t need 19 takes. You do one for the actor, one for me. It’s all planned out," Scott explained to Entertainment Weekly. "When you storyboard, you’ve already pre-filmed the movie in your head — the wide shots, close shots, establishing shots. You’ve gotten some of your weird ideas when you’re quietly sitting, storyboarding by yourself. After a while you learn to trust and listen to your intuition. And I listen to mine. I trust it."

Scott, who will turn 80 on Thursday, the last day of filming, told EW that although he had been "totally" satisfied with Spacey's performance, he knew he needed to cut him to preserve the integrity of the film. Plummer had always been on his list, and Scott said that he was open to taking the role after they met in New York City.

The director said the film will be finished with time to spare.

"We’ll finish next week and I’ll go straight into the editing room, but most of it will already be slotted in," he said. "We’ll smooth out any wrinkles, and bingo, we’re there."

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