Watch John Paul Getty Kidnapping Unfold in New ‘Trust’ Trailer

The outrageously wealthy Getty family falls victim to chaos after the kidnapping of an heir in the enthralling new trailer for Trust.

Trust will chronicle the Getty family through the 20th century over the course of several seasons, though it kicks off in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Harris Dickinson plays the shaggy-haired heir, while Donald Sutherland plays his grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr., an oil tycoon so cheap he notoriously installed a pay phone in his home and initially refused to play his grandson’s ransom.

Fittingly set to Pink Floyd’s “Money,” the Trust trailer captures the excess and drama that leads to Paul Getty’s kidnapping, and suggests the 16 year old played a role in his own abduction so that he could squeeze money from his grandfather in order to repay a debt (in real life, Paul often joked about such a plan).

Here is the first trailer for Trust, FX’s upcoming drama series from the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire team of Simon BeaufoyDanny Boyle and Christian Colson. It follows the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the 20th century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.


Donald Sutherland plays the lion-owning Getty patriarch, with Harris Dickinson as the grandson. Michael Esper and Hilary Swank also star as J. Paul Getty Jr. and his wife Gail. Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli co-star.

Premiering on March 25, Trust was created by Beaufoy, who executive produces with Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Boyle also directed the first three episodes. The show is produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibal Films and Snicket Films Limited.

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Watch John Paul Getty Kidnapping Unfold in New ‘Trust’ Trailer

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