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Brendan Fraser Joins FX’s ‘TRUST’

June 1, 2017

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Brendan Fraser has joined the cast of FX’s upcoming series TRUST as James Fletcher Chace, J. Paul Getty’s private investigator. Hailing from Texas, Chace is eccentric, but also a master fixer.

The first season will be about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, it begins production this June in London and Rome ahead of its premiere in January 2018. Fraser joins the previously announced Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, Hilary Swank as J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail Getty, and Harris Dickinson as kidnap victim J. Paul Getty III.

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 season tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. 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.

Danny Boyle, Simon Beauty and Christian Colson executive produce. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first season is produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicker Films Limited.

Fraser will appear next in CONDOR, an AT&T Audience Network drama produced by MGM Television, set to be released in 2018. Most recently, he appeared in the third season of Showtime’s The Affair. Other projects includes The Field and Texas Raising. 

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