All the Money in the World takes us to the summer of1973 when 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) was kidnapped in Rome by the‘Ndrangheta’, an organised crime group based out of Calabria, Italy. Getty’s abduction made global headlines when his billionaire, miser grandfather, John Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), refused to pay the captor’s extortion demands of $17million. J. Paul Getty, an American oil tycoon, reputed to be the richest man in the world in the 1960’s, shocked humanity with his frugal ways as he famously negotiated his grandson’s release. His felt if he complied with the demands of the kidnappers, his 14 other grandchildren would be at risk for similar kidnappings. Getty’s senior advisor, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) and Getty III’s strong-willed mother, Gail Harris (Michelle Williams), unite in a desperate attempt to convince the wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom before it is too late.
Director and co-producer Ridley Scott made a bold move with the film, something no one has ever done in Hollywood history, just six weeks prior to its release date. The first version of the movie stars Kevin Spacey as John Paul Getty. However, in the wake of Spacey’s recent sexual harassment allegations, Scott decided to cut Spacey out from the completed film and replace him with legendary actor, Christopher Plummer. Scott will re-film all the scenes with Plummer, still aiming to maintain the film’s original release date of December 22, just in time for the award season.
All the Money in the World is a crime drama, that portray the rescue efforts to save a young boy from being tortured or killed by the Italian Mafia. This much-anticipated film brings intimate and behind-the-scenes details of the horrendous crime involving one of the world’s wealthiest families.