When it was quickly decided that Imperative Entertainment was going to finance reshoots (Sony did not finance) after Plummer replaced Spacey, Wahlberg was already working on his next project Mile 22. Wahlberg was said not approving Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's film unless he was paid for over a million dollars for the reshoot.
Reshooting a movie is not a logistically easy proposition, nor is it necessarily an low-priced one.
This week it was revealed that Michelle Williams made an incredulous small percentage of her co-star Mark Wahlberg's pay for reshoots of All the Money in the World, following Christopher Plummer's recasting in the wake of Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations (and subsequent non-apology apology).
While the film's director Ridley Scott claimed none of the actors were paid for the reshoot, reports stated Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million dollars for the work, with Williams paid $1,000. The disclosure prompted instant outrage. "She's a brilliant Oscar-nominated Golden Globe-winning actress", raged indignant United States actress Jessica Chastain on Twitter.
"This is so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe. Almost. This is how this business works".
Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor, which has not commented on the report.
Williams, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in "All the Money in the World", notably walked the red carpet with Tarana Burke, senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity and the founder of the #MeToo movement.
Most contracts with actors include a certain number of reshoot days as a routine stipulation. If additional filming is needed, actors will make themselves available - as their schedule allows - to clean up scenes. Williams' initial contract had reshoots written into them; Wahlberg's did not. If anything, it fuels it, she said.
And Williams - who has 12-year-old daughter Matilda with late ex-partner Heath Ledger - was only too happy to give up her Thanksgiving holiday and work for free on the reshoots because she'd anxious the project would be "flushed down the toilet" following the accusations against Spacey. Or perhaps it was the decision of a team seizing any convenience as they sought to reshoot a movie on an astonishingly tight schedule.
After much digging, it appears that Williams, as well as many other people who worked on the film, took a massive pay cut as a beacon of gratitude for all the work the shots would take under the circumstances.