FX has released the official trailer for its upcoming crime drama series Trust. Inspired by the true event surrounding the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir of the wealthy oil tycoon John Paul Getty Sr. If the premise sounds familiar that is because Ridley Scott recent film All The Money in the World tells the similar story. Granted director and executive producer Danny Boyle(Trainspotting, 127 Hour, Slumdog Millionaire) will take on a different spin of the event. While All the Money in the World stars Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, the FX series has its own impressive stellar cast in Donald Sutherland, Hillary Swank and Brendan Frazer.
Here is the official synopsis for Trust:
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.
Trust is set to premiere March 25th on FX. Check out the official trailer below.