In 1973 John Paul Getty III was kidnapped from his Italian home. A huge ransom was demanded from his grandfather, oil baron Paul Getty, the richest man in the world. He didn’t want to pay.
We invite you, our readers, to a screening of director Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World. It originally starred Kevin Spacey as Getty but, after the actor admitted to multiple acts of sexual assault, Scott swiftly replaced him with Christopher Plummer and reshot all his scenes.
Plumber has since garnered an Oscar nomination for best performance by an actor in a supporting role.
Infamously too, Michelle Williams was paid a measly $1 000 (about R12 000) to reshoot the scenes. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million. When he found out, Wahlberg donated his entire fee to the Time’s Up fund, which was launched in January. It is Hollywood women’s response to #MeToo.
City Press and Ster-Kinekor Nouveau Rosebank are screening the film on Thursday, February 15, in the evening, ahead of its countrywide release.
- If you’d like to join us, please SMS your name and contact details to 34217 with the keyword MONEY. We will call you to confirm your tickets. SMSes cost R1.50