NewsAlert: Kevin Spacey to be cut from upcoming film, sources say

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NewsAlert: Kevin Spacey to be cut from upcoming film, sources say

The Black List screenplay, written by David Scarpa, centers on the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of J Paul Getty III - the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire J Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the US$17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

The movie, which has completed filming, will reshoot all Spacey's scenes. It is scheduled to open December 22, and Deadline reported that is still the target date.

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.

The movie was recently pulled from its planned AFI Fest debut on November 16.

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Unruh said her son met Spacey at a restaurant and was "star-struck". The unprecedented move comes after a mounting number of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey, dating back decades. He was able to leave the restaurant when Spacey went to the bathroom.

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Kevin Spacey had been dropped from his upcoming film All The Money in the World.

The decision of was made by director Ridley Scott and the film's producers, with the support of Sony Pictures, a source close to the movie confirmed.

One day after Rapp made his allegation public and Spacey announced that he was gay as part of his waffled response, Netflix cancelled "House of Cards", the hit political drama that won Spacey six seasons of acclaim as onetime U.S. President Frank Underwood.

Although Spacey - who underwent five hours in the make-up chair each day - is a huge presence in the film's trailer, according to Deadline, he was only onset for eight to 10 days.

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