With Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World opening in theaters on Christmas Day, Collider recently landed an exclusive interview with Mark Wahlberg. He talked about how Ridley Scott first told him about the reshoots, how they only finished working on the film a few weeks ago, his crazy last few months, and more. In addition, while Wahlberg has produced and acted in countless films, he’s never tried his hand at directing. But that might be about to change. During the interview, he revealed he might be directing something next year that’s based on a true story that took place in Wisconsin.
If you’re not familiar with All the Money in the World, the movie centers on the Getty family, with Charlie Plummer as Getty III and Michelle Williams as his mother Gail Harris, and their attempts to secure money for the 16-year-old’s ransom. It’s a stranger-than-fiction story about a tight-fisted billionaire (Christopher Plummer) whose refusal to pony up the dough resulted in increasing violence against Getty III. However, Scott’s action-focused treatment centers on Mark Wahlberg’s Fletcher Chase, a former CIA operative who was also Getty’s business manager, who is tasked with getting the teenager back safely. Despite all the drama surrounding the production, the film is a tightly threaded thriller with a fantastic performance by Christopher Plummer. It’s also incredible to think he hadn’t shot a frame of film until a few weeks ago.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.