Viewers thought it was unlikely that Kevin Spacey would be seen onscreen again, yet the disgraced actor will remain in the upcoming film “The Billionaire Boys Club”, and is featured in the just-released trailer.
Spacey’s role was filmed prior the scandal that derailed his career after more than 30 allegations of sexual misconduct were lodged against him. While Ridley Scott spent a reported $10 million to reshoot Spacey’s scenes in “All the Money in the World” with Christopher Plummer brought in to replace him in the role of oil mogul J.P. Getty, “Billionaire Boys Club” director/writer James Cox has decided to keep Spacey in his movie.
The new trailer for the film — which stars Spacey, Ansel Elgort and Emma Roberts — follows the true story of the Los Angeles investment group established by Joseph Henry Gamsky (a.k.a. Joe Hunt) in the 1980s that led to betrayal and murder.
In addition to being excised from “All the Money in the World”, Spacey was also fired from Netflix’s “House of Cards”, with the series’ final season to focus on Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), wife of fictional U.S. president Frank Underwood.
“The Billionaire Boys Club” hits theatres on July 16.