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Sky Atlantic to show Trust starring Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank

Thursday, February 1st 2018 by Mike Whitehead

From the Academy Award-winning team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, staring Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank, Trust tells the rebellious story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune.

If ever there was a case for being painfully rich, then surely nobody can carry that crown better than John Paul Getty III. Born into a life of privilege and with one of the richest men in the world as his grandfather, Getty’s world would forever be transformed by the events of his kidnapping from the Piazza Farnese in Rome on 10 July 1973 at the age of 16.

After his grandfather initially refused to pay any ransom, his kidnappers sent his family an envelope containing a lock of Paul’s hair and one of his ears, which had been sliced off. He was eventually released in December 1973 after a ransom of 2.2m USD had been paid. At his mother’s suggestion, Paul called his grandfather to thank him for paying the ransom but he refused to come to the phone.

This intriguing 10-part series will be available exclusively on Sky Atlantic respectively across the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria this spring.

Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families. 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.

From the team behind Slumdog Millionaire

Trust reunites the Academy Award winning team who brought us Slumdog Millionaire. The screenplay is written by Simon Beaufoy (Academy Award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, Slumdog Millionaire). Beaufoy also acts as executive producer alongside Danny Boyle (Academy Award winner for Best Director, Slumdog Millionaire) and Christian Colson (Academy Award winning Producer, Slumdog Millionaire), with Boyle directing the first three episodes.

The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games series), as J. Paul Getty, the twice Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) as Gail Getty, and Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind) as J. Paul Getty Jr.

Harris Dickinson (Some Girls) plays J. Paul Getty III. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) plays J. Paul Getty’s private investigator, James Fletcher Chace, and Anna Chancellor (The Hour) plays J. Paul Getty’s confidant Penelope Kittson. The cast also includes Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli.

The series will also be available on streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland.

If you’re not currently a Sky customer but don’t want to miss out on this fascinating mini-series you can sign up straight away. You can get Sky Entertainment for £20 a month and add various extras such as more HD channels for £5 a month or Sky Sports for an extra £20, or you can include unlimited broadband with your TV package starting at £38 per month. All contracts are for a minimum 18 months.

If you’d prefer a NOW TV package, the entertainment pass starts at £7.99 per month and includes Sky Atlantic.

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