Mark Wahlberg held up Christopher Plummer's casting on 'Money'

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams

It's been speculated that Michelle Williams was paid just $US80 ($NZ110) per day to reshoot scenes, whereas her male co-star Mark Wahlberg reportedly got paid $200,000 ($NZ278,000) per day.

The film made the headlines a year ago when Scott chose to reshoot Kevin Spacey's scenes following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor.

USA Today reported Tuesday that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to re-shoot scenes with Plummer, and that Williams was only paid her per diem - less than $1,000.

"Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money In The World". Jessica Chastain, now starring in the Golden Globe-nominated "Molly's Game", called Williams a "brilliant" actress who "deserves more".

Jessica Chastain, an outspoken advocate of gender parity for Hollywood salaries, wrote in support of Williams, "She has been in the industry for 20 yrs". Following the Sony hack during the fourth quarter of 2014, emails revealed that Sony had paid American Hustle female stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence considerably less than male stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale.

So, the director made the laudable and historic decision to purge the disgraced Spacey from the movie and quickly reshoot all his scenes with Christopher Plummer, so that the revised film would be ready for its December 25 release date.

"All the Money in the World" was produced by Imperative Entertainment and distributed by Sony's TriStar Pictures.

Judd Apatow, a director, tweeted: "This is so..." The fact they're both represented by the same talent agency - WME - could raise questions, if true, about fair and equal representation. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. The very same one that helped Wahlberg earn the top spot of Forbes' World's highest-paid actors of 2017 list at $68 million and Emma Stone land at the top of the highest-paid actress list with less than half of that at $26 million.

According to Variety, a spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA, which is the union representing both the actors, said that the organisation is looking at the circumstances of the pay disparity. The ceremony was fashioned into a showcase for Time's Up, a new initiative started to gender inequality and sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries.

"I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain", the star said, "but the disparity is insane".

She said: "It was a nightmare. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

A still from the movie All the Money in the World.

Sources familiar with the contracts tell TMZ, Michelle's contract required her to do reshoots as part of her overall salary, whereas Mark's deal did not include reshoots. For the show, actor brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg head back to their hometown to join forces with older brother Paul in the hamburger venture.

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