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Trust (FX 2018, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank)

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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.

production details
Country: USA | FX – Cloud Eight Films – Decibel Films – FX Productions – Snicket Films Limited | 10 Episodes
Release Year: 2018

Christian Colson as Executive Producer
Danny Boyle as Executive Producer
Simon Beaufoy as Creator and Executive Producer

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Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty
Brendan Fraser as James Fletcher Chace
Hilary Swank as Gail Getty
Michael Esper as J. Paul Getty Jr.
Harris Dickinson as J. Paul Getty III
Andrea Arcangeli as Angelo
Luca Marinelli as Primo
Silas Carson as Khan
David Agranov as Ronald Getty

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