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Jun 01 2017

TV News: FX’s Getty Family Anthology TRUST Premieres January 2018

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UPDATED: Thurs 6/01/17 – Casting News Brendan Fraser

In a press release:

Brendan Fraser (Photo Cr: Chad Griffith)

BRENDAN FRASER JOINS THE CAST OF FX’S TRUST

 

Fraser Joins Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank and Harris Dickinson In 10 Episode Limited Series From Academy Award® Winning Team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson

 

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 – Brendan Fraser has joined the cast of FX’s Trust as James Fletcher Chace, J. Paul Getty’s private investigator. Hailing from Texas, Chace is an eccentric, but also a master fixer.

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. Fraser joins a cast that includes Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, two-time Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Hilary Swank as J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail Getty, and Harris Dickinson as kidnap victim J. Paul Getty III.

Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

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.

The limited series is being Executive Produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.

Brendan Fraser continues to garner widespread critical acclaim for his versatile inspired performances as well as his keen eye for selecting thought-provoking material. He will next appear in Condor, an AT&T Audience Network drama produced by MGM Television, set to release in 2018. He was most recently seen in the third season of The Affair. Other recent projects include The Field and Texas Rising. Fraser also previously starred in the feature Gimme Shelter; voiced characters in two animated films as Scorch Supernova in Escape from Planet Earth; The Nut Job; and Whole Lotta Sole.

In 2010, Fraser was seen in Furry Vengeance and Extraordinary Measures. In 2008, he appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth, the first live-action feature to be filmed entirely in 3D. Fraser is most well-known for his role in the Mummy franchise, including the 1999 smash hit action/horror adventure The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Fraser has been in a string of some of the most successful independent films of the past decade including the Academy-award winning Best Picture Crash; The Quiet American; and Gods and Monsters.

Other feature credits include Inkheart, GI Joe: The Rise Of the Cobra, The Air I Breathe, George of the Jungle, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Bedazzled, Monkey Bone, Blast From the Past, Dudley Do-Right, Mrs. Winterbourne, Encino Man, School Ties, With Honors, Airheads, The Scout, and The Twilight of the Golds.

Fraser made his Broadway debut starring in the comedy Elling. Fraser’s diverse theatre roster includes his 2001 appearance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Lyric Theatre in London, and in Four Dogs and a Bone at the Geffen Playhouse.

Born in Indianapolis and raised in Europe and Canada, Fraser has been dedicated to honing his craft since an early age of 12 and began attending theater when his family lived in London. He attended high school at Toronto’s Upper Canada College and received a BFA in acting from the Actor’s Conservatory, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Fraser is represented by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

UPDATED: Wed 4/26/17 – Casting News Hilary Swank

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HILARY SWANK JOINS CAST OF FX’S TRUST

Two-Time Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner

Will Star As Gail Getty, Mother of J. Paul Getty III

 Swank Joins Donald Sutherland In 10 Episode Limited Series From Academy Award® Winning Team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson

 

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 – Two-time Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Hilary Swank has joined the cast of FX’s 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 Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty.

Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

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.

The limited series is being Executive Produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.

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.

Swank is represented by WME and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein.

 

Updated 4/12/17: Donald Sutherland Cast as J. Paul Getty in Trust  

DONALD SUTHERLAND CAST AS J. PAUL GETTY IN FX’S TRUST 

Emmy® and Golden Globe® Winner To Star As The Founder and Patriarch of The Getty Dynasty Who Negotiated For The Release of His Kidnapped Grandson J. Paul Getty III 

10 Episode Limited Series From Academy Award® Winning Team of Danny Boyle, 

Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson Begins Production In June 

For Premiere on FX in January 2018

LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2017 – Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland will star as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, in FX’s Trust. Architect of the great family fortune, and of its misfortunes too, Getty was one of the twentieth century’s most iconic and enigmatic figures, and a man of endless contradictions – a billionaire who washed his own socks; a visionary who dreamed of a dynasty, but who was baffled by family.

The first installment, about the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson John Paul Getty III, begins production in June in London and Rome ahead of its premiere on FX in January 2018.

 

 

————Original Post March 17, 2017————

 

FX’S GETTY FAMILY ANTHOLOGY SERIES TRUST SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION IN JUNE FOR JANUARY 2018 PREMIERE

10 Episode Limited Series From Academy Award® Winning Team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson Will Shoot in London and Rome With Boyle Signed on to Direct Series

Initial Installment Focuses on the 1973 Kidnapping of Oil Fortune Heir John Paul Getty III

Trust to Premiere on FX in January 2018

 

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2017 – FX’s latest limited series Trust will begin production in June in London and Rome ahead of its premiere in January 2018, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The limited series is being Executive Produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited. Casting is currently underway for the series, which was originally ordered by FX in March of 2016.

 

“We’re thrilled to begin production onTrust,” said Landgraf.  “The scripts from Simon Beaufoy are fantastic; surprising, nuanced, funny. They give Danny Boyle so much to work with.  We appreciate everything that they, Christian Colson and all of our producing partners have done that will help make Trust a show that is certain to make the Platinum Age of television even a little weightier.”

Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

 

The 10 episode first installment of Trust tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. The first installment takes place 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.

 

Trust was developed under the first-look deal between FX Productions and Boyle/Colson, who re-unite with Beaufoy following previous collaborations on the movies Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

Danny Boyle won the Academy Award® for Best Directing for Slumdog Millionaire and received two further Academy Award® nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for 127 Hours.

Simon Beaufoy won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire. He was nominated for two further Academy Awards® for his screenplays for 127 Hours and The Full Monty.

Christian Colson is the Academy Award® winning Producer of Slumdog Millionaire. He received two further Best Picture nominations for 127 Hours and Selma.

 

Source: ©2017 FX Networks. All Rights Reserved.

 

Judy Manning

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Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic and goofy! She is an avid admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She finally came around to zombies, but NO clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write, watches way too much TV, and enjoys many genres of film. She's enjoys music of the Trance/Electronica variety (and let's be honest most music from the 80s). She also has a wicked sweet tooth. Cupcakes beware.

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