If any actor can quickly replace Kevin Spacey, it’s Christopher Plummer

The Toronto-born octogenarian has his work cut out for him, replacing scandal-plagued fellow actor in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.

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Christopher Plummer in 2015's Remember (COURTESY OF TIFF)

Forty-four days.

That’s how much time director Ridley Scott has before Dec. 22, the scheduled release date of All the Money in the World, the hostage thriller he’s now frantically revising.

That’s assuming Scott got right to work on reshoots Thursday morning, following his astounding announcement late Wednesday that he’s removing scandal-plagued actor Kevin Spacey from the film and replacing him with Toronto-born actor Christopher Plummer.

Plummer, who will turn 88 a week before the movie’s planned release, will assume the significant role of billionaire J. Paul Getty in the fact-based drama about the 1973 kidnapping and ransom of the oilman’s 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III.

Co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg have both agreed to reshoot their scenes in which they appear with Getty.

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