Ridley Scott is certainly keeping himself busy. Earlier this year, the acclaimed filmmaker dropped the divisive (but excellent) Alien: Covenant and now he’s poised to follow that up with All the Money in the World, which sees Scott eyeing Oscar gold. Today brings the first trailer for Scott’s historical drama along with expectations that this movie is going to be a serious awards contender.
The story centers round the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (played by Charlie Plummer and Charlie Shotwell), the grandson of the immensely wealthy John Paul Getty (played by Kevin Spacey and multiple layers of makeup), and the struggles of his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince the intransigent patriarch of the Getty family to give into the demands of the captors. As Getty’s trusted advisor Fletcher Case is Mark Wahlberg, who will form an unlikely alliance with the distressed mother of the kidnapped heir.
All the Money in the World is dropping in the middle of the awards season craze on December 8, 2017. Hopes are high that the film scripted by David Scarpa based upon John Pearson’s book will bring plenty of statuettes for its cast and crew, with all eyes on the heavily obscured Spacey in the supporting actor category. After all, All the Money in the World has everything that audiences are looking for – crime, intrigue, and the interpersonal drama of a wealthy family handled by a world-class filmmaker.
The 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.