Part of the reason why Ridley Scott and Sony have been in such a big rush to get “All The Money In The World” out next month — even if it means replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer for last minute, expensive reshoots — has been to beat FX‘s “Trust.” The series from Danny Boyle tackles the exact same story as Scott’s movie, and if the first teaser is anything to go by, Sony has good reason to sweat.
“Slumdog Millionaire” writer Simon Beaufoy has put his pen to “Trust,” which features a pretty intriguing cast — Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Brendan Fraser (!), and Michael Esper — but perhaps mostly notably Donald Sutherland as John Paul Getty, the role that Plummer will play in Scott’s film. And damn, the first taste is pretty impressive.
While “Trust” has been built to track the wealthy Getty through the decades, from season to season, the first season will tackle the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir to the billion-dollar Getty oil fortune. It’s a story made more fascinating when John Getty’s decision to refuse to pay the ransom, arguing that it would make his other relatives a target, forcing the child’s mother to battle with her estranged father-in-law for his freedom. Here’s the synopsis for “Trust”:
Trust will delve into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and most notorious families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.
“Trust” arrives in 2018.