Friday 10 November 2017 by Thoughtcat

Kevin Spacey to be replaced by different actors in all his previous films


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After repeated allegations of sexual abuses against younger actors saw Kevin Spacey’s scenes in the forthcoming film All the Money in the World hastily re-shot, his roles in older films will also be recast.

Studios and directors are queuing up to confirm Spacey’s replacement in previous films including American Beauty and The Usual Suspects.

Using state-of-the-art digital technology, Spacey’s original parts will be re-shot frame for frame and pasted over the original prints.

Digital editing expert Simon Williams commented, “It’s painstaking work but, due to the embarrassment that studios feel over never having said anything about Spacey before, it’s well worth my time, and their expense.

“Right now Arnold Schwarzenegger is re-shooting Spacey’s part as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns. We basically Photoshop Spacey out and press CTRL-V over the right sections to insert Arnie.

“Schwarzenegger is a bit bigger than Spacey in real life but the software is so good now that we can shrink him a bit and play with his limbs and so forth to make him fit.”

It was confirmed this afternoon that actors taking Spacey’s other roles will include Tom Hanks as serial killer John Doe in Se7en, Nicolas Cage as the mysterious Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects, and Mackenzie Crook as Atlanta crime boss Doc in Baby Driver.

Steven Seagal was understood to be in talks to replace Spacey’s as Lester Burnham in American Beauty, though we now understand the studio is seeking a replacement for Seagal’s replacement of Spacey.

Simon Pegg is confirmed as Quoyle in The Shipping News; meanwhile, Gabriel Byrne is reported to have wanted to play Verbal in The Usual Suspects until it was pointed out to him that he was already in the film playing another character.

Whether Spacey’s Oscars will pass to his replacements is currently under discussion, though it is thought highly likely that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will edit Spacey out of previous awards ceremonies so they can claim they never had anything to do with him.

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