FX has released a new Trust trailer, and the network is making sure that viewers know that while it may have the same true story as All the Money in the World, it’s a far different spin. The players are the same—John Paul Getty was the wealthiest man in the world, and he refused to pay the ransom for his kidnapped grandson—but the upcoming series from Danny Boyle looks much weirder and, in its own way, darker.
As you can see from the trailer, there’s something unhinged about the whole story, and while Ridley Scott’s film is about how we ascribe values to things and people, Trust seems trickier. For starters, whereas All the Money in the World says John Paul Getty III was genuinely kidnapped, Trust makes it look like the grandson was in on the kidnapping from the start and wanted to basically extort his wealthy grandfather. The tone here, set with “If I Were a Rich Man” just seems odd and bizarre, which is the smart way to go. FX needs to say, “Yes, you may think you know the story, but you haven’t seen it like this.”
Check out the Trust trailer below. The series premieres on March 25th and stars Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, and Brendan Fraser.
Here’s 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.