The story of the reshoots for All the Money in the World is one that will likely go down in history for the way they were done to replace an actor's already completed performance. However, it turns out that may not be the only big story associated with the reshoots. Previously, it was reported that all of the major stars who had to return to completely reshoot scenes with Christopher Plummer, who came in to replace the performance previously given by Kevin Spacey, had done their work for free. While that appears to have been the case for star Michelle Williams. It now turns out that Mark Wahlberg actually negotiated an additional $1.5 million from the studio financing the reshoots, something which Williams was never told about.
While reshoots are common practice for all films, the reshoots that took place for All the Money in the World were anything but ordinary. Replacing Kevin Spacey in the film required a lot more work than your average reshoot schedule, on a much shorter timescale. Previously, director Ridley Scott says that he refused to be paid to do the work and while Christopher Plummer and the crew on set were paid for their work, the other actors came in and worked for free. USA Today now says that Michelle Williams received an $80 per diem which came out to less than $1,000 in total. On the other hand, Mark Wahlberg's representative's actually negotiated an additional $1.5 million for the actor.
Needless to say, the fact that one principal actor received so much more than another is a bit surprising. The issue here is that Mark Wahlberg apparently negotiated this deal for himself while leaving everybody else behind. If he had told Michelle Williams that he was making the deal, she certainly could have gotten the same deal for herself. On the flip side, one assumes Wahlberg knew that everybody else was working for free, and went ahead and made the deal anyway. Williams had said she was more than happy to work for free since she was glad the production was taking the effort to replace Kevin Spacey. Though if she had known not everybody was doing that, she might have felt differently.
One assumes that Ridley Scott thought he was telling the truth when he said everybody worked for free. In addition to Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, there were certainly other actors, who don't make millions per picture, who returned for the hastily scheduled reshoots. They probably could have used more than a simple per diem, and likely would have received it if they had known one of their number wasn't working for free.
The reshoots for All the Money in the World reportedly cost something in the neighborhood of $10 million, but it's now unclear whether that number includes the $1.5 million that Mark Wahlberg received.