Actor Kevin Spacey has been cut from Ridley Scott's upcoming movie 'All the Money in the World'. Video provided by Reuters. Newslook
As accusations of sexual harassment and assault persist for actor Kevin Spacey, another fallout of the scandal has been addressed.
The American Film Institute last week said Spacey's movie All the Money in the World had been dropped from AFI Fest, which intended to show the film in its prestigious closing-night slot on Nov. 16. On Sunday, a replacement was announced.
Here are the latest developments in Spacey news:
'Molly's Game' replaces 'All the Money in the World'
AFI Fest's closing-night marquee spot will go to Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain in the world of high-stakes poker, replacing Spacey's movie.
The evening will honor Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.
"Aaron Sorkin is an American master, and we are proud to shine a proper spotlight on his directorial debut, Molly's Game, on AFI Fest's closing night," says AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga in a statement.
Spacey's film had been yanked after TriStar, which is part of Sony, issued a statement saying it was being pulled from the festival because of the "current allegations surrounding one of its actors" — meaning Spacey.
"Out of respect for those impacted, it would be inappropriate to celebrate at a gala at this difficult time," said a studio statement sent to USA TODAY by Tahra Grant, senior vice president of corporate communications at Sony Pictures. "Accordingly, the film will be withdrawn."
Shortly after the withdrawal, news spread that scenes would be re-shot with Christopher Plummer replacing Spacey as J. Paul Getty in the kidnapping drama.
Robin Wright makes public appearance
House of Cards star Robin Wright made what is believed to be her first public appearance since the scandal surrounding her co-star Spacey. The actress appeared Saturday at Nordstrom in Culver City, Calif., with designer Karen Fowler to promote the launch of a new collection for their pajama line, Pour Les Femmes.
Before her appearance, Wright posted on social media about the visit, saying, "TODAY! We are launching."
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