Harris Dickinson has been cast as John Paul Getty III in the Trust TV series, coming to FX. In 1973, the younger Getty was kidnapped by the mafia.
Check out this FX press release, for more.
Harris Dickinson Cast in FX’s Trust
May 15, 2017 1:28 PM
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2017 – Harris Dickinson has joined the cast of FX’s Trust. Dickinson will star as J. Paul Getty III, J. Paul Getty’s idealistic yet rebellious teenage grandson, who increasingly feels the burden of his famous name.
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. Dickinson 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, and two-time Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Hilary Swank as J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail Getty.
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.
Dickinson is an emerging television and feature film actor who has appeared in the TV series Some Girls, Silent Witness and Clique. He has appeared in the feature films The Medium and Beach Rats, and will next appear in the features Postcards from London and The Darkest Minds.
Dickinson is represented by Lena Roklin at Luber Roklin Entertainment, Randi Goldstein at The Gersh Agency, and Kristin Tarry at TCG Artist Management.
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