Hollywood has a knack for producing multiple projects that surround the same source material at one time. The most recent example of this is the concurrent projects of ‘All The Money In The World’ and FX‘s ‘Trust’.
Both center around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, and the reluctance of his grandfather, the richest man in the world to pay his ransom. The trailer for ‘Trust’ plays a lot more nuanced than the trailer for ‘All The Money In The World‘ did by focusing more precisely on how this kidnapping came about in the first place. The show recently got pushed to March to avoid overlapping with ‘All The Money In The World’ but the early reactions have been very strong.
We’ve attached the trailer and full synopsis for ‘Trust’ below.
‘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 (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.’ Via FX