Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World has been the source of a great deal of traction, having replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer after a number of allegations came against Spacey.
Since then, reports have emerged that Mark Wahlberg was paid as much as 1,500 times more money than Michelle Williams to reshoot scenes for the drama, with Wahlberg’s final pay check coming to $1.5 million while Williams was paid was paid an $80 per diem, which came to less than $1,000. Williams had reportedly not been told by her agency WME, who also represent Wahlberg, about the actor's fee.
Now a new report has emerged, again from USA Today, that Wahlberg refused to approve Plummer as Spacey’s replacement unless his $1.5 million fee was secured for reshoots. The publication cites two unnamed sources who were familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it.
They spoke of how Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract with one source saying: “What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them.” The second source, a Hollywood insider, said that Wahlberg’s lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar winner in a letter to financiers until his demand for more payment was met.
Neither reps for the actors involved, WME nor Wahlberg’s lawyer have commented as of yet.