Ridley Scott’s had one fast turnaround with All the Money in the World, his second film for 2017 following Alien: Covenant.
The first trailer has been released for the drama-thriller, which tells of the real-life kidnapping of 17-year-old John Paul Getty II in 1973. Charlie Plummer plays the teen, Michelle Williams plays the desperate mother trying her best to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom and Mark Wahlberg plays the Getty family’s advisor. Playing the frustratingly frugal grandfather, oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, is Kevin Spacey.
A strong cast and a fascinating true story bode well for Scott’s latest picture, which he only started filming earlier this year. It’s a solid trailer; let’s keep our fingers crossed that Scott, who’s had a career of strong hits and frustrating misses, has a winner here.
All the Money in the World, also starring Romain Duris and Timothy Hutton, will open in the US on December 22.
Official synopsis for All the Money in the World:
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.