Christopher Plummer Replaces Kevin Spacey
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Christopher Plummer Replaces Kevin Spacey refers to a series of jokes and photoshopped images referring to the sudden recasting of Spacey for the film All the Money in the World made in the wake of the sexual assault allegations made against the actor. Online, people responded to the news by making jokes and images of the film's replacement Christopher Plummer taking over other Spacey roles.
On November 8th, 2017, Deadline reported that director Ridley Scott has recast actor Kevin Spacey from the film All the Money in the World with Christopher Plummer, meaning that Spacey's scenes and marketing materials would have to be redone in time for the film's premiere on December 22nd, 2017. As the film was already completed by the time of the announcement, Plummer would be expected to reshoot all of Spacey's films.
Shortly after the announcement was made, people online expressed their enthusiasm for the replacement. On Twitter, people made jokes about how Plummer is the suitable replacement to anyone. Twitter user @fmanjoo tweeted, "If I ever get embroiled in a scandal and get fired in disgrace please let Christopher Plummer replace me." The tweet (shown below, left) received more tahn 200 retweets and 1,300 likes in less than 24 hours. Additionally, Twitter user @Michela_Smith tweeted a gif of Plummer playing guitar and the caption, "NEW RULE: EVERY TIME A MAN PROVES HE'S TRASH, HE'S REPLACED *IMMEDIATELY* BY CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER." The post (shown below, right) received more than 1,700 retweets and 6,100 likes in less than 24 hours.
Later that night, Twitter user @jbillinson tweeted a picture of Plummer's head superimposed over Spacey's in an add for House of Cards with the caption, "IDEA: Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in everything." The post (shown below) received more than 550 retweets and 2,600 likes in less than 24 hours.
More users followed suit. Later than night New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff tweeted a series of photoshops of Plummer replacing Spacey with the caption "let's go ahead and have Christopher Plummer replace Kevin Spacey in everything." The pictures (shown below) received more than 1,800 retweets and 6,800 likes in less than 24 hours.
Other users responded to Itzkoff by placing Plummer in different Spacey films. Twitter user @FranklinH3000 posted an image from the film Se7en with Plummer's head superimposed over Spacey's (shown below).
That evening, Twitter pulbished a Moments page to document the images.
 Deadline – Shocker: Kevin Spacey Dropped From ‘All The Money In The World;’ J Paul Getty Role Recast With Christopher Plummer
 Twitter – @fmanjoo's Tweet
 Twitter – @Michela_Smith's Twitter
 Twitter – @jbillinson's Tweet
 Twitter – @FranklinH3000's Tweet
 Twitter – Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey sparks a meme
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