Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 13, 2018

"... Formally vetoed the Oscar victor [Plummer] in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met".

New details are emerging in the brouhaha over the reshoots of Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World", which replaced the disgraced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.

USA Today published a report on Thursday, January 11, saying that the actor - who had costar approval in his contract - wouldn't approve the change when Spacey was removed from the movie after several men came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", a source told USA Today.

Williams, who attended this week's Golden Globes with #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke as her guest, previously told USA Today that she would do whatever she could to help with the reshoot.

The situation was initially targeted as a case of Hollywood sexism, with the likes of Jessica Chastain and Judd Apatow wading in on the row.

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It's been alternately reported that neither Williams nor Wahlberg had reshoot clauses in their contracts, or that Williams's contract contained that clause while Wahlberg's didn't - the latter of which would allow Wahlberg to negotiate for a hefty fee.

A representative for Mark Wahlberg has been contacted for comment.

Speaking about the situation, Ridley Scott notably didn't mention Wahlberg when he spoke of the cast's willingness to re-shoot large parts of the movie following Spacey being cut. It's no wonder that he's remained silent over the issue of the reshoots, while Scott and Williams both took pay hits to make keep the budget for the reshoots around $10 million. "They all came in for free".

Pay discrepancies are sadly nothing new in the entertainment business, or anywhere really, but they rarely get this egregious.

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said.

This just sheds so much light on how these costars ended up getting paid so differently - but we have yet to hear directly from either actor about the massive gap. "But Michelle, no. Me, no".

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