News: AFI Fest to Close with All the Money in The World And Will Honor Ridley Scott

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that they will present a tribute to the Academy Award – nominated director and producer Ridley Scott. Following the tribute, his latest film All the Money in The World will close this year’s AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 16th at the historic TCL Chinese Theater. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, Charlie Plummer and Timothy Hutton. Additional details of the film can be found on their IMDB listing and their Facebook page. The official press release detailing the event can be found below. The film’s trailer can be found following the press release.


AFI FEST Tribute to Director Ridley Scott to Precede Screening
on Closing Night, Thursday, November 16

VIZIO Is Gala Sponsor for Closing Night

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 19, 2017, Los Angeles, CA — Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that Academy Award®-nominated director and producer Ridley Scott will be honored by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi 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 World Premiere screening.  Directed by Scott, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD stars Academy Award® nominees Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, and Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey.  The Closing Night Gala will be sponsored by VIZIO.

"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."

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.

Directed by Ridley Scott, 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 Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Quentin Curtis, Chris Clark, Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam and Kevin Walsh, the film stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer and Timothy Hutton.

The film debuts in theaters this December.

-Ben Cahlamer