Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World unless he was paid over a million dollars for the reshoot, USA TODAY has learned. However, the Screen Actors Guide did launch an investigation into the pay disparity this week.
The film made headlines past year when Scott chose to re-shoot Kevin Spacey's scenes following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor.
Another insider claims the actor's lawyer formally vetoed Plummer in a letter to financiers until his demands for payment had been met.
And while Wahlberg was reportedly paid well for his time, his co-star Michelle Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the film's re-shot scenes.
Before the reports of Wahlberg's salary got out, Williams said the following of All the Money in the World reshoots to USA Today: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".
Mark Walhberg did not return Fox News' request for comment.
USA Today published a report on Thursday, January 11, saying that the actor - who had costar approval in his contract - wouldn't approve the change when Spacey was removed from the movie after several men came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress".
Williams, who attended this week's Golden Globes with #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke as her guest, previously told USA Today that she would do whatever she could to help with the reshoot.
"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said.
Wahlberg's reps and his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, did not comment on the story. Williams received approximately $1,000 due to SAG per diem rules, but was reportedly uninformed that Wahlberg's team had negotiated for higher pay, despite the fact that she is represented by the same talent agency. I said, 'Will you come back [and reshoot]?' They said, 'Absolutely.' I said, 'For how much?' They said, 'For free.' Everyone came back for nothing.