Report: Mark Wahlberg made $1.5 million for ‘All the Money’ reshoots, while Michelle Williams made less than $1,000

The film was reshot to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer following sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

When “All the Money in the World” director Ridley Scott underwent the unprecedented task of refilming large chunks of the movie in order to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer and still release the film in 2017, he told USA Today he was aided by the fact that “everyone did it for nothing.”

“They all came in free,” Scott told the newspaper in an article published in December. “Christopher had to get paid. But Michelle [Williams], no. Me, no.”

According to a Tuesday report from USA Today, that was only partly true. The publication reported that while Williams, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film, earned $80 per day during the reshoots totaling less than $1,000, Mark Wahlberg’s agents negotiated payment of $1.5 million for the actor’s additional work. Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment. Wahlberg’s big payday was first reported by The Washington Post in November. (At the time, the Post reported that Wahlberg earned “at least $2 million for the approximately 10 days of work,” and that the reshoots and new postproduction work, in addition to new marketing materials, would cost “as much as $10 million.”)


It’s unclear how much Williams and Wahlberg originally received for their roles in the film.

In December, Forbes named Wahlberg the most overpaid actor in Hollywood of 2017, noting that the Dorchester native, who was also recently dubbed the highest paid actor in Hollywood with a pretax income of $68 million, only returned an average of $4.40 at the box office for every $1 he earned.

Actors, producers, and critics blasted WME for not representing their clients equally and Wahlberg for “making money off the Spacey scandal.”

A source close to the production says that Sony Pictures Entertainment, which USA Today notes distributed the film, was not involved in talent pay negotiations.

Production company Imperative Entertainment and WME, as well as representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, and Scott, did not return requests for comment.


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