One of the big reasons Ridley Scott wanted to get his John Paul Getty kidnap story “All the Money in the World” out in cinemas by December last wasn’t just for awards qualification, it was to beat the competition.
That competition was FX’s “Trust,” a new series from “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy in which each season explores a period in the life of the Getty dynasty. The first season, which was to originally air in January, would deal with the kidnap case.
The casting is solid here too – Donald Sutherland as billionaire J. Paul Getty, “Beach Rats” breakout Harris Dickinson as the grandson, Hilary Swank as the grandson’s mother Gail Getty, and Brendan Fraser as Getty’s security head (Wahlberg’s role). Anna Chancellor, Michael Esper, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli co-star.
The full trailer for the series has arrived and while there are some similar points, the trailer also highlights the key differences with this take – here the grandson is seemingly complicit in his kidnapping, J. Pual Getty’s lifestyle is much more ostentatious, and the whole production has much more of a dark comedy vibe. Even the color palette is far more lush and vivid.
“Trust” premieres on March 25th.