All The Money In The World is almost more famous now for replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer at the last minute.
Take a look at the trailer here. However, we point to the opportunities it provided for two local Suffolk film trainees, while shooting for a week in the county at Elveden Hall.
FilmFixer manages the one-stop filming service in the county, Screen Suffolk. The scenes filmed in Suffolk involved just the star Charlie Plummer, in a dreamy sequence about a former time in Morocco, visible very briefly in the trailer, and didn’t include Kevin Spacey.
Screen Suffolk director Karen Everett says, “Our support was around finding last minute accommodation for 200 cast and crew at the height of summer in the county – the filming went on between July 24th and July 30th.
“We managed to do it, and asked the production to find some work for local young people. Grace Diggins worked from July 24th to 30th and Claire Stewart worked on July 29th.
“We were really grateful to the production for creating these opportunities. Claire was one of Screen Suffolk’s first young people onboard, she registered via the site for work experience back in December.
“With Ridley Scott directing, the film stars Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg as well as Michelle Williams. It tells the true story of oil billionaire John Paul Getty initially refusing ransom demands, when his grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in the early Seventies aged 16.
“Elveden Hall was dressed as a Moroccan palace owned by the Gettys. Although the details were kept quite shrouded, the young actor Charlie Plummer spent the week filming there, playing the young John Paul Getty III.
“Elveden Hall’s many former owners include the Maharajah Duleep Singh, ruler of the the Sikh empire, who was forced into exile by the British East India Company. He bought the estate in 1863 and re-modelled the interior to look like a Mughal palace, leaving this corner of Suffolk with sumptuous and exotic interiors that were clearly perfect for the filmmaker’s needs, as the location was put to work playing a Moroccan palace. And being in Suffolk, it was a far more convenient Moroccan palace than the real thing.”