All the Money in the World was released after producer Quentin Curtis read a book called “Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul” by John Pearson. The kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973. Curtis said his idea to the script writer David Scarpa.
“Of course I’ve heard about this scandalous kidnapping, but what I want to exploit is the real value of money and how it affects and controls human life. . Think about it, many of our decisions – from where we choose to marry, where we live, or what jobs we do … are dominated by money. And obviously, those without money are more affected because they have so little choice. Of course money also has certain psychological effects, which make you feel more free and empowered, but then how? When Quentin told me about the project, he emphasized: “You know, there is an interesting fact that at the time of the abduction, Getty was the richest man in the world, and The ransom is entirely within his power. Getty is holding a billion dollars, and the kidnappers claim only $ 17 million in ransom. It’s like a car deposit for him, but Getty has refused. “That got me interested in this story and decided to take part in All the Money in the World.” Scarpa reminisced.
The film’s narrator continues, “The problem is not the payment of the ransom and rescue of his grandson, but the psychological aspect: the Getty can not stand the distance. its money. Even the richest man in the world is dominated by his own money. ”
At first, Kevin Spacey was dressed to play the famous billionaire. But then, due to the scandal involving private life, Scott and his partners at Imperative Entertainment decided to replace this veteran actor with Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer.
“As soon as I heard those bad accusations – about six weeks before the film was officially filmed, we had no choice but to continue our work on the scheduled schedule. We can not ignore the scandal that surrounds Kevin Spacey. When I and Ridley decided to choose Christopher Plummer to play Getty in the movie, the entire film crew and actor showed an absolute backing. It is difficult to express our gratitude for the contributions of people during this film, “said Dan Friedkin.
All the money in the World is expected to open theaters on 12.01.2018.