Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Producers for the movie decided on last-second reshoots in November, replacing Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey with fellow Oscar victor Christopher Plummer after Hollywood's sexual harassment and assault scandal consumed Spacey, the newspaper stated.

Since the story broke that Wahlberg chose to use the #MeToo moment to profit from reshooting the film, The Wrap has reported that reshoots weren't in Wahlberg's contract while they were in Williams's.

A different insider divulged Mark's lawyer actually went so far as to formally veto Plummer's appearance in a letter to the movie's financiers to push the demand for the pay bump.

A representative for Walberg's nor his talent agency responded to a request for comment.

Scott received praise for successfully assembling his cast in Europe to reshoot 22 scenes featuring Spacey with Christopher Plummer, still in time for its release over the Christmas holidays.

Wahlberg reportedly withheld approval of Christopher Plummer as the replacement for Kevin Spacey to get his $1.5 million fee, refusing to sign off on the casting unless he received additional payment.

Williams and Plummer were both nominated for Golden Globes for their performances, and are presumed shoe-ins for Oscar nominations.

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Despite being the film's top-billed star and receiving her fifth Golden Globe nomination for her work in the movie, Williams just $80 per day, according to fellow A-lister Jessica Chastain.

Neither star has commented on this latest development.

Of the reshoots, Williams has previously explained, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

However the reported Wahlberg's reshoot fee in November and noted he, "along with manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain". Did they think this wouldn't come out?

"Everyone did it for nothing", Scott told USA Today last month.

'I'm so much more interested in what you have to say than what I have to say, ' Williams told reporters about her date on the red carpet.

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