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Kevin Spacey is being replaced by Christopher Plummer in an already finished movie and now it's a meme


Updated November 09, 2017 03:55 PM EST

Christopher Plummer's replacement of Kevin Spacey's character in the already finished film "All the Money in the World" inspired people to imagine their own ideas of Spacey characters that could be swapped out for Plummer.

Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced in the title role by Christopher Plummer, according to Deadline.

People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that all of Spacey's scenes will be reshot and Plummer has already started reshooting scenes in the role of J. Paul Getty.

Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate.

The film was originally set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled due to the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey.

"All the Money in the World" was primed for a plush awards season release from distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment and its advertising campaign, which prominently features Spacey, has been public for about a month already.

But its plans have been in question since Spacey's reputation has diminished with harassment allegations growing daily.

The film chronicles the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother's attempt to convince J. Paul Getty, his billionaire grandfather, to pay the ransom.

The 87-year-old Plummer was reportedly Scott's first choice for the role of J. Paul Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name.

Plummer is probably best known for "The Sound of Music." He won his first Oscar in 2012 for the film "Beginners."

Scott intends to keep the film's Dec. 22 release date.

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