Donald Sutherland has been cast as billionaire J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s upcoming FX limited series “Trust”.
Getty, the oil tycoon and founder of the Getty family dynasty, was the architect of the great family fortune and of its personal misfortunes as well. A visionary who dreamed of a dynasty but was baffled by family.
The ten-episode first installment deals with the 1973 kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, John Paul Getty III in Rome. The series charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
Boyle is helming from a script by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), and both will executive produce with Christian Colson.