In a race against time, Ridley Scott cuts out Kevin Spacey

FILE – In this May 4, 2017 file photo, director Ridley Scott appears at the premiere of the film “Alien: Covenant” in London. Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey in the role of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in his upcoming, already completed film “All the Money in the World.” He plans to reshoot the actor’s many scenes with Christopher Plummer and make a release date that’s just six weeks away. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood director Ridley Scott’s madman feats of efficiency have long been legend. Now, he’s attempting what could be his greatest trick yet.

He plans to cut Kevin Spacey out of the already completed movie “All the Money in the World” and reshoot the actor’s many scenes with Christopher Plummer instead. And Scott intends to do it in time to make a release date just six weeks away.

Spacey — who was going to star in the movie as the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty — has been hit by a flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations.

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