Hilary Swank Joins FX Drama ‘Trust’ 

Hilary Swank
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Hilary Swank
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The upcoming FX drama Trust is beginning to come together into one of the must-watch shows of the year. If it wasn’t enough simply that Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson are involved in a limited series about the Getty family, the show recently announced Donald Sutherland is on board, and now we learn that Hilary Swank will play Gail Getty, mother of J. Paul Getty III.

The series begins production in June and will premiere on FX in early 2018. Sutherland will play J. Paul Getty, founder of the oil dynasty. The first installment of the series revolves largely around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Rome. While the story, of the kidnapping and the family, may seem like something rather removed from the cultural awareness at this point, it’s a story that should be able to capture a variety of demographics.

The series hopes to deliver equal parts family history and examination of family more generally, while looking at the often bizarre effects of wealth.

When young Getty was kidnapped in 1973 his mafia captors thought they had really made the score of a lifetime. The ordeal becomes a nightmare not just for victim, but also for the kidnappers who can’t figure out why no one seems to want him back. The Italian police don’t take the whole thing seriously and won’t investigate. Paul’s father is in a heroin stupor in London and doesn’t answer the phone. His grandfather, the richest man in the world, is in a mansion in the English countryside with five mistresses and a pet lion. It falls to Paul’s mother to negotiate with the kidnappers, but she’s broke.

Swank will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky opposite Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and 55 Steps opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Jeffrey Tambor.

 

additional source: HollywoodReporter.com

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