Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has joined the cast of upcoming FX anthology drama “Trust.” Swank will star as Gail Getty, John Paul Getty III’s determined and resourceful mother, who remains committed to helping her son as she navigates tricky familial waters.
The first installment, about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, begins production in June in London and Rome ahead of its premiere on FX in January 2018. Swank joins a cast that includes Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty.
The logline: Set in 1973, the 10 episode first installment of “Trust” tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. 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.