I have to take my hat off to Ridley Scott, and admire his ruthlessness in cutting Kevin Spacey from his latest film and replacing him with Christopher Plummer. There are plenty of reasons Scott has had such a long and successful career, and the fact that he doesn’t mess around is surely one of them.
Just because I admire what is being done, however, doesn’t mean I’m comfortable with it. It is, it must be said, probably the right thing to do. Spacey has not been convicted, or even charged with any crime yet, but his non-apology speaks volumes; if I had a film featuring him coming out I wouldn’t be exactly thrilled, and when your stand-in, last minute replacement is an actor the calibre of Christopher Plummer,