Kevin Spacey looks unrecognizable as J. Paul Getty in the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.”
The trailer explains that Getty, who founded the Getty Oil Company and was an avid art collector, was once the richest man in the world. The trailer then shifts gears to tell the true story of when his grandson, J. Paul Getty III, was kidnapped in Rome and the kidnappers demanded $17 million for the teenager’s safe return.
His mother, played by Michelle Williams, tries to retrieve him with the help of an ex-CIA agent, played by Mark Wahlberg, while Getty refuses to meet the kidnappers’ demands.
In the trailer, a reporter asks Getty how much he would pay for his grandson’s return, to which the oil magnate responds, “nothing.”
In the end, Getty agreed to pay no more than $2.2 million for the release of his grandson. The boy’s father paid the rest, although he had to borrow it from Getty at an interest rate of 4 percent. According to the New York Times, the eldest Getty refused because, “If I pay one penny now, I’ll have 14 kidnapped grandchildren.”
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Three months after the abduction, the kidnappers cut off the teenager’s ear and mailed it with a lock of his hair to a Roman newspaper. J. Paul Getty III died in 2011 at the age of 54. A drug overdose caused him to have a stroke that left him severely paralyzed, unable to speak and partially blind.
“All the Money in the World” hits theaters on Dec. 8.
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