From time to time, Hollywood somehow manages to release two similar movies within the same year of each other. There was Armageddon and Deep Impact, Volcano and Dante’s Peak, many many others; and now it appears there is Trust, Danny Boyle’s version of the J. Paul Getty story in which he goes the extra mile and replaces all of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in The World cast with one of his own.
But seriously, this version of the famous kidnapping story has Donald Sutherland in the patriarch role, and given that this is an FX series not a feature, it looks to dive more into the magnate’s luscious lifestyle.
Check out the trailer:
Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.
Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? Paul’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Paul’s father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she’s broke. Trust charts the teenage grandson’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
Looks interesting, we’ll see what Boyle can do with the TV medium when Trust debuts March 25.