FX has enlisted a million-dollar baby for its forthcoming limited series Trust.
The cabler announced on Wednesday that two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank will star opposite Donald Sutherland in the 10-episode drama, which hails from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.
Per the official synopsis, 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.” Swank is set to play Gail Getty, mother of J. Paul Getty III, who though “determined and resourceful” is “left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.”
Sutherland, as previously reported, will portray J. Paul Getty, patriarch of the Getty family oil dynasty.
Production on Trust is set to commence in both London and Rome this June, with an eye on a January 2018 premiere.
Does Swank’s casting pique your interest in FX’s Trust?