FX is already going all out for their 10-part series, Trust, with Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, and several others, but now the show has added Brendan Fraser. Take that however you will.
The series, coming to you from Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson, revolves around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.
It might seem like a point in history that you didn’t know you wanted to explore, but considering who we have involved, you have to expect great things.
Trust is headed your way next January, and it’s poised to take over the TV conversation at the beginning of the year.
Fraser joins the cast as James Fletcher Chace, J. Paul Getty’s private investigator. Hailing from Texas, Chace is an eccentric, but also a master fixer. He joins Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, Hilary Swank as J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail Getty, and Harris Dickinson as kidnap victim J. Paul Getty III.
The 10 episode first installment of Trust tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. It is set in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? Trust charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather – possibly the richest man in the world – is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Only Paul’s mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.