Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. The film follows Gail (Michelle Williams), Paul’s devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune.
Her son’s life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son’s mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Some interesting casting should making this worth a watch, even if I didn’t *get it* from the off.
All The Money In The World is released in the UK on January 5th, 2018, so clearly aiming for awards season.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Scarpa (based on the book by John Pearson)
Also stars: Timothy Hutton, Romain Duris
Check out the trailer below and click on the above poster for the full-size image.
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