The true story-based drama chronicles the 1973 kidnapping in Rome of Paul Getty’s 16-year-old grandson and its resulting turmoil, during which Getty bristled at the prospect of paying a ransom, while the boy’s mother desperately tried to retrieve him and even allied with an ex-CIA agent to do so.
This is the second film directed by Ridley Scott to be released in 2017, following Alien: Covenant from that summer. All the Money in the World made numerous headlines when the filmmaker made the decision to cut Kevin Spacey (who had portrayed J. Paul Getty) from the final product after allegations of sexual harassment against Spacey were brought to light in November 2017. Christopher Plummer, Scott’s original choice for the role, was brought in to reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes, with the crew moving swiftly through the process to maintain the project’s December 2017 release date. The film was completed on schedule, earning three Golden Globe nominations (including one for Plummer).
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