I mean … maybe? Once they start digitally erasing Spacey from all the movies he’s been in, perhaps? This one was effectively in the can, too.
I agree for all new and future roles, sure, absolutely.
I guess it’s not that much in the big scheme of things, though “8 to 10 days” between now and what December 22nd? That’s kinda nuts.
Imperative will shoulder the additional costs of reshoots. Reshooting Spacey’s work as Getty is expected to take eight to 10 days, according to insiders close to the project, and will likely be north of $10 million to the film’s budget
It makes more sense if you consider the film is sort of risky territory already in terms of topic:
As it is, “All the Money in the World,” which centers on the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, is a difficult sell and a film that needs critical goodwill if it’s going to to succeed. … They felt that continuing on the project with Spacey’s name above the title would cloud its Oscar hopes and doom its commercial prospects.
Adding $10 million in cost doesn’t seem too bad if the alternative is total flop? However the time does not seem there to do it. I count ~40 days before Dec 22nd?
What I was proposing is that they bury Spacey’s name on the posters (as in barely list it in 6 point type), and in the movie credits, but maybe that can’t be done contractually, either…