On January 9, USA Today reported that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for the reshoot, which constitutes 15 percent of the reshoot budget.
The film had originally starred Kevin Spacey, however after a series of allegations emerged claiming that the star had sexually harassed a number of young males, Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role. But the film ended up being recognized by many for Scott's ability to complete the reshoots in nine to ten days, and still release the film on its original release date.
In August, Forbes named Wahlberg the highest-paid actor of the year, calculating his pretax and pre-fee earnings at $68 million. Christopher Plummer was chosen as Spacey's replacement, resulting in reshoots of certain scenes.
"All the Money in the World" was produced by Imperative Entertainment and distributed by Sony's TriStar Pictures.
Scott told USA Today in December that he "refused to get paid" for the reshoots and that "everyone did it for nothing", but the large pay gap is raising criticism. Neither she nor her co-star - who are both represented by the same William Morris Endeavour agency - have commented on the reports. Scott said in December that "everyone did it for nothing".
Williams has been nominated for an Academy Award four times and has five Golden Globe nominations, while Wahlberg has yet to receive a similar nod from either organization.
However, as the Washington Post reported in November, Wahlberg's team, known for driving a tough bargain, managed to negotiate the notable payout. "Actors pay a team of agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10% of their salaries to advocate for them".
The news comes as a shock, especially in the wake of the Time's Up movement's domination at Sunday night's Golden Globes, which pushed for gender parity in Hollywood, in addition to supporting women against sexual harassment.
The Brokeback Mountain star said she wanted to be as accommodating as possible in order to facilities the reshoots, saying she "appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".