Christopher Plummer on taking over Kevin Spacey's role

Christopher Plummer on taking over Kevin Spacey's role

"Extra" spoke with actor Christopher Plummer at the NY premiere of "The Man Who Invented Christmas", in which he plays Scrooge, just hours before he is set to take on his next role: replacing Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed film "All the Money in the World". Now, he's attempting what could be his greatest trick yet.

Christopher Plummer has had to “forget” the “very sad” situation surrounding Kevin Spacey in order to give his all after replacing the disgraced actor in new movie All The Money In The World. Scott will reshoot all of Spacey's scenes in an attempt to save the movie and still have it released on December 22.

Scott, along with the film's executive producers, chose to cut Spacey out of the film entirely after the actor was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by numerous people - some of whom claim to have had sexual encounters with the actor when they were underage.

The 87-year-old confirmed that "All The Money In The World's" leading actors Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg will also return for production, which will take place in Rome and London.

He went on to talk about how excited he was for the opportunity to work with Scott on the film, which he was in contention for "ages ago". I've got a role. Kevin is such a talented, terrifically gifted actor, it was just so sad, and it is such a shame.

Plummer typically commands around $US250,000 - $400,000 for a featured supporting role in a film like this, however it's unclear whether the last-minute need for his services has upped his pay cheque. "I admire Ridley very much", Plummer explained to a gaggle of journalists when he was asked how he became involved. "The script is wonderful".

All The Money In The World will be released in cinemas in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday 5 January 2018. Over the next few days 14 more people came forward with further allegations against the actor. "I have known so many Scrooges".

Plummer doesn't sound too concerned about the tight time frame and turn around, though, insisting, "I am used to big roles and lots of words".

Eight current and former employees of the Netflix TV show "House of Cards", who were not identified, also have accused Spacey, the star of the show, of sexual misconduct, CNN has reported.