Sony Pictures is pulling “All the Money in the World” from AFI Fest in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey. Variety reported earlier on Monday that the studio was considering yanking the picture from the gathering, as well as weighing opening the movie in 2018. However, the studio said the release date will remain unchanged. It will still premiere in wide release on Dec. 22, 2017.
“‘All the Money in the World’ is a superb film and more than worthy of its place of honor in the AFI Fest,” the company said in a statement. “But given the current allegations surrounding one of its actors and out of respect for those impacted, it would be inappropriate to celebrate at a gala at this difficult time. Accordingly, the film will be withdrawn. However, a film is not the work of one person. There are over 800 other actors, writers, artists, craftspeople and crew who worked tirelessly and ethically on this film, some for years, including one of cinema’s master directors. It would be a gross injustice to punish all of them for the wrongdoings of one supporting actor in the film.”