Kevin Spacey to be replaced in upcoming film - with only weeks until release

Christopher Plummer will re-shoot Spacey's scenes from Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World'

Kevin Spacey to be replaced in upcoming film - with only weeks until release

Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World. Image: Sony / YouTube

Kevin Spacey is set to be removed from an upcoming film with only weeks to go until release.

Work on All The Money In The World, from veteran director Ridley Scott, had been completed ahead of its scheduled opening on December 22nd.

However, several US publications have now reported that Spacey is being replaced by Christopher Plummer in the wake of the allegations against the American Beauty and House of Cards star.

In a move which has been described as unprecedented, Scott is due to re-shoot the scenes with Plummer in the coming weeks - with the filmmaker still aiming to release the film next month as planned.

The film focuses on the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III - with Spacey playing J Paul Getty, the younger man's billionaire grandfather who has to be persuaded to pay the ransom.

According to Deadline, Spacey was on set for around two weeks, with the trade publication writing: "Scott is a maverick, and didn’t shrink under the pressure to re-stage the key scenes involving J Paul Getty".

Other members of the main cast - including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg - are expected to take part in the re-shoots.

The film had already been pulled from the AFI (American Film Institute) Festival amid the Spacey controversy.

The official trailer for the film offers glimpses of Spacey's soon-to-be cut role:

Spacey has faced a series of allegations over the last week, after actor Anthony Rapp accused the star of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14.

Yesterday, former news anchor Heather Unruh accused Spacey of sexually assaulting her 18-year-old son, leaving him traumatised.

Netflix has already cut ties with Spacey, and it remains uncertain how the final season of House of Cards will progress without its lead actor.