Sony has released a new trailer for Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, which used to star Kevin Spacey as billionaire John Paul Getty.
The film tells the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), grandson to one of the world’s richest men (Christopher Plummer); a man that doesn’t want to pay. The 16-year-old is held for ransom while his mother (Michelle Williams) attempts to convince the oil tycoon to pay the ransom. She partners up with Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) in a race against time.
Spacey’s highly publicised downfall following accusations of sexual harassment led to Sony and Scott recasting the key role of Getty. It’s quiet the feat, since the film had finished production and the marketing campaign had already begun. Furthermore, Scott was adamant that the release date not be changed. The fact that they’ve managed to gather the cast for the necessary reshoots and will deliver on time for an unchanged release date is impressive, to say the least.
The Plummer-starring new trailer is energetic and tense, and bodes well for a film that could have been pushed to the side by audiences and potential awards had it not recast. I’d argue that the first Spacey-starring trailer works better, but this one still gets the job done nicely. Fingers crossed Scott has a winner here.
All the Money in the World, also starring Romain Duris and Timothy Hutton, will open in the US on December 22. Scroll down to also check out the new character posters for the film.
Official synopsis for All the Money in the World:
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.