Pink Floyd’s “Money” helps set the tone for the trailer to FX’s upcoming dramatic series, Trust. As with the feature film All the Money in the World, Trust deals with John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping and his billionaire grandfather’s refusal to pay the ransom. However, the trailer for Trust seems to focus much more on John Paul Getty III prior to his kidnapping, fleshing out the character more than the movie did over its two-hour running time.
Trust was created by Simon Beaufoy, with Beaufoy, Danny Boyle, and Christian Colson executive producing. Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) also directed the first three episodes.
FX has set a Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT premiere.
The Plot: 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. The cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley, and Luca Marinelli.