Actor Christopher Plummer replaced Spacey in the role of billionaire Jean Paul Getty in the film based on the real-life kidnapping of Getty's grandson John Paul Getty III. When The Washington Post first reported that Williams would get "a fraction" of Wahlberg's paycheck, it said that actor and his manager "have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain". Both stars are represented by WME.
HOLLYWOOD has been rocked by a new pay-gap row amid reports Michelle Williams earned 1,500 times less than her co-star Mark Wahlberg to reshoot scenes for All The Money In The World. If true, that could be a violation of the union's contract if she wasn't working on a flat-fee deal.
However, the new USA Today report states that Wahlberg negotiated for a big paycheck, and Williams was not informed. Much of the film's foreign sales hung on Wahlberg's attachment.
Michelle Williams and boyfriend Andrew Youmans are apparently heating up!
The only thing to do in this situation is sending Williams a check for the same amount Wahlberg was given.
"I knew it was going to infect my film, which I was very proud of", Scott told q in December of the process, which cost approxiamtely $10-million US. And it's one more data point to add to the call for wage equality in Hollywood. Following the Sony hack during the fourth quarter of 2014, emails revealed that Sony had paid American Hustle female stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence considerably less than male stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale.
Last month, director Ridley Scott told USA Today that the cast did the reshoots "for free", but Plummer and the crew were paid.
SCOTT: "No, they all came in free". USA Today said that figure was $1.5 million and reported that Williams wasn't told about the negotiation.