It’s kind of amazing that on a day that has seen multiple celebrities canned from their jobs due to misconduct allegations, and the arrival of the long-awaited Avengers: Infinity War trailer, that Ridley Scott has been able to command as much attention as he has. He deserves it for the quick turnaround on All the Money in the World, which he recast with Christopher Plummer after Kevin Spacey was shit-canned less than a month ago.
All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
All the Money in the World looks on schedule to open December 22nd.