Ridley Scott's movie based on the real-life kidnapping of John Paul Getty III was almost derailed by a career implosion caused by revelations about actor Kevin Spacey's inappropriate behavior.
Fortunately, Christopher Plummer stepped into the role of oil tycoon John Paul Getty and reshot the part with Scott in just a couple of weeks, allowing the Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams movie to keep its release date. Plummer became the oldest person ever nominated for an acting Oscar for his work.
Scott, Wahlberg and Williams were all lucky here. If you dare, click here to see Kevin Spacey in the ridiculous makeup and prosthetics he glued to his face to play the old man.
"All the Money in the World" (out now on Digital HD and available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 10th) is an excellent crime thriller starring Wahlberg as the former CIA agent who worked as Getty's fixer and Michelle Williams as the former daughter-in-law who wants to rescue her son after his grandfather refuses to pay the ransom.
We've got a deleted scene featuring Wahlberg and Williams listening back to a recording of JP III (Charlie Plummer) calling from a police station after he's escaped from his kidnappers. It's southern Italy, though, and it turns out that the local organized crime community has more influence than national law enforcement, something that's yet to dawn on the young man's mother.
We'll have a full review of the Blu-ray coming upon release, but this is worth it for both Ridley Scott and Mark Wahlberg fans. Plus it's far less of a time commitment than director Danny Boyle's new FX series "Trust," a show that tells the same story with Donald Sutherland as the old man, Brendan Fraser as the CIA fixer and Hillary Swank as the mom.