Christopher Plummer on Kevin Spacey: 'The situation is very sad'

Christopher Plummer Opens Up About Taking Over Kevin Spacey's Role: 'The Situation Is Very Sad'

Christopher Plummer Opens Up About Taking Over Kevin Spacey's Role: 'The Situation Is Very Sad'

"I love what [the screenwriter's] done, Susan Cohen, she's done it with such imagination that [Charles Dickens] has writer's block and his own characters come and help him out". "Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad", he said.

Speaking to Vanity Fair on Sunday, Plummer said: 'I think it's very sad what happened to him.

The film about the kidnapping of billionaire Getty's grandson, which also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, is still expected to be released December 22.

Weeks after multiple men came forward accusing Spacey of sexual misconduct over the years, Scott announced he would be re-shooting several scenes in order to cut out the House of Cards star from the upcoming hostage-thriller. "That's all I can say, because that's it".

He told reporters that "I was in contention (for it) a long time ago, so I was familiar with it".

"It isn't replacing. In a amusing way it's starting all over again because it's going to be different, naturally", Plummer told Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of his film The Man Who Invented Christmas on Sunday.

With a grueling filming schedule ahead of him, Plummer has been studying the film's script whenever he has downtime during his press tour - and despite the sad circumstances surrounding the recast, Plummer can't complain about his new gig. I am very saddened by what happened to Kevin. I've got a role.

"It fascinates me because it's very clear and very well-written", he continued. "The script is wonderful". As far as the history of film is concerned, this has the feeling of a legend in the making, with Spacey's now-shelved performance sure to become an elusive pop culture curio in the future, considering how unlikely it is that the footage of him in the role will ever be released.

The Academy Award winning actor also revealed that he hasn't spoken to Kevin Spacey about taking the part, before then briefly addressing the scandal, too. Though co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg are on-board to participate in the reshoots, it's possible that Plummer will film many of his scenes against a green screen, being inserted digitally into existing footage-a technical challenge that comes with significant risk and enormous cost.

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