FX’s new dramatic series Trust has released a new clip titled “Lights Out” starring Brendan Fraser. In the 20 second video, Fraser as “Chace” says, “When I was in the CIA, they taught us how to kill a man with a pencil.” He goes on to explain exactly how he was instructed to use the writing instrument as a lethal weapon.
Season one will consist of 10 episodes. FX’s Trust is set to premiere on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.
In addition to Brendan Fraser (the Mummy movies), the cast of Trust includes Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley, and Luca Marinelli. Trust was created by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directing the first three episodes. Beaufoy, Boyle, and Christian Colson are the executive producers.
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.