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Ridley Scott's "All The Money In The World" Named Closing Film at AFI Fest
Ridley Scott (photo by Scott Council)
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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that Academy Award®-nominated director and producer Ridley Scott will be honored by AFI Fest 2017 with a tribute and world premiere closing night gala screening of TriStar Pictures’ All The Money In The World on Thursday, November 16, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. The tribute will celebrate Scott’s legendary filmmaking career with a moderated discussion of his work followed by the screening of the Scott-directed All The Money In The World starring Academy Award® nominees Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, and Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey.

“For five decades, Ridley Scott’s tremendous visions of cities, new worlds, histories and science have transformed and influenced not only film, but our culture,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, AFI Fest director. “We’re honored to be celebrating the artistry of a director whose work has had an indelible influence on cinema culture, and the lexicon of visual style.”

One of our most prolific directors and producers, Scott is a four-time Academy Award® nominee--Best Picture for The Martian (2015) and Best Director for Black Hawk Down (2001), Gladiator (2000) and Thelma & Louise (1991). Additional films include Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Legend (1985), Black Rain (1989), G.I. Jane (1997), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), Prometheus (2012), The Counselor (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty, Sr., refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

TriStar Pictures’ and Imperative Entertainment’s All The Money In The World is written by David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson. Produced by Scott, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Quentin Curtis, Chris Clark, Mark Huffam and Kevin Walsh, the film stars Williams, Spacey, Wahlberg, Plummer, Romain Duris and Timothy Hutton.

The film debuts in theaters this December.