Thursday February 20, 2020

Film: Scott shows no sign of slowing down

Focused, detailed and engrossing, All The Money In The World builds an entertainingly steady momentum thanks to committed performances from the exemplary cast

7th January, 2018
Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World

Just two months ago, Ridley Scott’s drama about the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old Paul Getty looked sunk after allegations of sexual assault were made against the actor Kevin Spacey. Rather than abandon his film, Scott recast the role of oil tycoon John Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer, re-shot his scenes in a week, re-edited the film, amended his trailer and posters and met his release deadline with days to spare.

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