'All the Money in the World' Shifts Release by Several Days

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Director Ridley Scott is busy reworking the movie after replacing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.

All the Money in the World is shifting its release date after all, even if only by several days.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie had been set to open on Dec. 22, a Friday, but now won't debut in theaters until the following Monday, Dec. 25. The move means that the Sony/TriStar release won't go up against a flurry of films unwrapping over Christmas weekend, including fellow Sony title Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Universal's Pitch Perfect 3 and Fox's The Greatest Showman, among other titles.

The shift is the latest twist in a dramatic turn of events for All the Money in the World, which had starred Kevin Spacey as the iconic billionaire John Paul Getty. After allegations of sexual assault were leveled against the actor in early November, Scott announced that he was replacing Spacey with Christopher Plummer and reshooting portions of the film, which also stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

Scott insisted he would still be able to meet the pic's intended release schedule, while TriStar highlighted the Dec. 22 date in a new trailer featuring Plummer that was issued last week (new posters simply said the film was "coming soon.")

Moving All the Money in the World by a few days to Dec. 25 certainly isn't the first time that a Hollywood studio has tweaked a film's release plan. However, prerelease tracking had shown the historical drama debuting to a muted $6 million over the four-day Christmas weekend, well behind most of the competition.

All the Money in the World recounts the infamous 1973 kidnapping of Getty's grandson, 16-year-old John Paul Getty III.

 

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