All the Money in the World is set Rome, 1973, and this is the first new trailer since it was announced how, and why, Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey.
Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), 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.
Watching this new trailer, it shows how Ridley Scott was right with his initial thoughts that Plummer was the best man for the job. The studio wanted Spacey – who is a good actor, but Plummer has both the age and the gravitas for this movie.
Hang on… is this synergy? Christopher Plummer AND Charlie Plummer? Together in a film? Well… they’re not related. Sorry to get your hopes up. But it would’ve been cool. Surely if they were, though, Christopher Plummer would’ve been the ONLY choice for Getty.
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 new poster for the full-size image.
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