Ridley Scott says “All The Money In The World” is nearly ready for awards consideration as footage of Plummer's Getty hits the net

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When Ridley Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey from the final cut of  “All The Money In The World” with Christopher Plummer and still maintained his film would be released 6 weeks hence, people were considerably baffled. Newly inserted into the film, Plummer filmed his scenes as John Paul Getty in a week according to Deadline. The film's December 22nd release date, for which still no press screenings have been scheduled, is fast approaching. Suffice to say, we have never seen anything like this before.
Co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg had to also come back for additional shooting, due to some of Plummer's scenes involving their characters. According to Deadline, Spacey's role took 10 days to shoot, but his performance was going to be pushed for awards consideration by the film's studio Sony. Maybe now Plummer has a shot at Oscar?
THR also reported that Scott notified the studio of his impromptu decision just this afternoon. Also according to THR, Plummer was initially supposed to play Getty but the studio preferred Spacey due to his more prestigious clout.

The fact that the Dec. 22nd release date is fast appraching makes this a risky endeavor for Sony. We now have footage of Plummer as Getty and it looks smoothly processed.

Scott mentioned today how people were laughing at his decision to do this fast-switch:

They were like, ‘You’ll never do it. God be with you.’ [Laughs] ” Scott told EW.
Scott recounts what happened when he heard about Spacey's misdeeds;
"I was finished with the film and was in [U.K. recording studio] Abbey Road finalizing the music. Someone was like: Guess what? And that’s where it began. I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple,” Scott said, adding that he and Spacey haven’t spoken."
“All The Money In The World” is nearly ready for awards consideration. Which makes it  a miraculous feat for Scott:
I move like lightning. I’m already two scenes ahead. It’s simple! If you know what you’re doing, you don’t need 19 takes. You do one for the actor, one for me. It’s all planned out. When you storyboard, you’ve already pre-filmed the movie in your head — the wide shots, close shots, establishing shots. You’ve gotten some of your weird ideas when you’re quietly sitting, storyboarding by yourself. After a while you learn to trust and listen to your intuition. And I listen to mine. I trust it,” Scott explained.
“I’ve been shooting since Monday [Nov. 20] and in with the editor every night since then,” he added. “We’re not dealing with celluloid anymore; it’s all digital, and I send [the footage each day] to [editor Claire Simpson] and she cuts it, and I can go in and look after shooting. Everything I’ve shot is already in [the final cut] up through yesterday morning.
“All The Money In The World” opens on December 22nd.