Kevin Spacey dropped from Ridley Scott film and replaced by Christopher Plummer

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Kevin Spacey has been cut out of the upcoming movie All the Money in the World after sexual assault accusations surfaced, multiple reports say. This comes following sexual assault and harassment allegations against Spacey.

Based on a true story, All the Money in the World details the harrowing 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty's 16-year-old grandson, J. Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer, no relation), and Getty's refusal to comply with the kidnappers' demands.

U.S. actor Kevin Spacey is to be erased from a completed Hollywood film following the allegations of predatory sexual behaviour against him.

But rather than push the film to 2018, Deadline reports that Sony is cutting Spacey out of the movie, reshooting his scenes with Oscar victor Christopher Plummer, and keeping the film's December release date.

Despite the age difference between the two actors - at 87, Plummer is nearly 30 years Spacey's senior - the recasting will come as a welcome development for director Ridley Scott. The studio additionally pulled the film from what would have been an Oscar-bait slot at the American Film Institute's November film festival.

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Spacey was playing oil tycoon J Paul Getty, one of the key characters in the crime thriller which was - I stress this - literally completed. Reshoots will begin immediately.

Spacey has said that he does not remember the incident Rapp describes, but apologised in a statement for any "inappropriate drunken behaviour" he might have displayed.

The 58-year-old actor was recently faced with 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.

USA network Netflix has axed further production of Mr Spacey's House of Cards drama, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced it would no longer give the actor a special Emmy award, and his agent and publicist dropped him as a client.

Spacey's representatives say he is seeking unspecified treatment.