Much like Ridley Scott’s 2017 movie All the Money in the World, Trust will tell the What is the true story behind Getty kidnapping drama Trust? of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III – the heir to the Gettys’ oil billions.
The series begins in 1973, shortly before John Paul Getty III is kidnapped. In England, his grandfather John Paul Getty refuses to pay the ransom and it’s up to Getty III’s mother Gail to negotiate with both her father-in-law and the kidnappers to secure her son’s release.
Trust stars Donald Sutherland as John Paul Getty, alongside Harris Dickinson as his grandson, Hilary Swank as Gail, Brendan Fraser as private investigator James Fletcher Chace, Charlotte Riley as Getty Sr’s friend and lawyer Robina Lund and Anna Chancellor as his contemporary Penelope Kitson.
Executive producers on the show are Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson– the team behind Boyle’s Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle, who has just exited Bond 25 over “creative differences”, has also directed the first three episodes of Trust.
Where was Trust filmed?
Danny Boyle reveals: “We filmed last summer in Rome which was ridiculously hot, probably around 40 degrees. However you just have to work with the heat and the local crew know how to make sure you are okay as they are used to it. It’s a great privilege to work with an Italian crew as they have a different rhythm.”
Series creator Simon Beaufoy adds: “Other filming locations included Hatfield House, with the gold ceiling, and also Audley End.
“We filmed the oil ring in Aberdeen and other scenes were done in London too.”