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Hilary Swank to play Gail Getty in FX series Trust

27 April 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has announced that Oscar-winner Hilary Swank has signed on to portray Gail Getty in Trust, the new anthology series from director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy. The first season revolves around the real life kidnapping of Gail’s son John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty (played by Donald Sutherland).

Here’s the official synopsis:

The first installment takes place 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. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hilary Swank Joins FX Drama ‘Trust’

27 April 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

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The upcoming FX drama Trust is beginning to come together into one of the must-watch shows of the year. If it wasn’t enough simply that Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson are involved in a limited series about the Getty family, the show recently announced Donald Sutherland is on board, and now we learn that Hilary Swank will play Gail Getty, mother of J. Paul Getty III.

The series begins production in June and will premiere on FX in early 2018. Sutherland will play J. Paul Getty, founder of the oil dynasty. The first installment of the series revolves largely around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Rome. While the story, of the kidnapping and the family, may seem like something rather removed from the cultural awareness at this point, it’s a story that should be able to capture a variety of demographics. »

- Marc Eastman

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Hilary Swank Joins FX’s ‘Trust’: Why That’s a Smart Move After 4 Years on the Sidelines

26 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Four years after her last major (and critically acclaimed) role of Mary Bee Cuddy in “The Homesman,” Hilary Swank is returning to the screen – albeit, the small screen. While she does have a couple movies in the works, including the Steven Soderbergh directed “Logan Lucky,” Hilary Swank will also be playing a high-profile role in FX’s “Trust.”

Trust” follows the infamous kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson to the great billionaire oil industrialist. Swank will be portraying the boy’s mother, Gail, who was the first person to receive the ransom request to get her son back.

This meaty role will undoubtedly give Swank a lot to chew on, and cement her back in public consciousness. After all, acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland, and fellow co-star on “Trust,” has made a continuous habit of popping back and forth between TV and film successfully.

Read More: Danny Boyle On How »

- Maya Reddy

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Hilary Swank Joins FX’s ‘Trust’: Why That’s a Smart Move After 4 Years on the Sidelines

26 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four years after her last major (and critically acclaimed) role of Mary Bee Cuddy in “The Homesman,” Hilary Swank is returning to the screen – albeit, the small screen. While she does have a couple movies in the works, including the Steven Soderbergh directed “Logan Lucky,” Hilary Swank will also be playing a high-profile role in FX’s “Trust.”

Trust” follows the infamous kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson to the great billionaire oil industrialist. Swank will be portraying the boy’s mother, Gail, who was the first person to receive the ransom request to get her son back.

This meaty role will undoubtedly give Swank a lot to chew on, and cement her back in public consciousness. After all, acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland, and fellow co-star on “Trust,” has made a continuous habit of popping back and forth between TV and film successfully.

Read More: Danny Boyle On How »

- Maya Reddy

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Hilary Swank Joins Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ (Exclusive)

26 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Swank will star as Gail Getty, mother of the kidnapped John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. It is left to her to pay her son’s multi-million dollar ransom, despite the fact she is broke.

The role marks Swank first TV role since the late 1990’s, when she appeared on such shows as “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Leaving L.A.,” and “Camp Wilder.” Since then, she has forged an impressive film career, winning Oscars for both “Million Dollar Baby” in 2005 and “Boys Don’t Cry” in 2000. She also won Golden Globes for both films, and was also nominated for a Globe for her role in the TV movie “Iron Jawed Angels.”

Swank will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky“ opposite Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and »

- Joe Otterson

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A Year After ‘Birth of a Nation,’ Fox Searchlight Lines Up Oscar Season Players

19 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One year ago, Fox Searchlight Pictures sat primed for awards season with a sure-fire contender in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation.” On the heels of a pricey pick-up at the Sundance Film Festival, riding the ongoing wave of a diversity rally cry, the distributor that had claimed the best picture trophy two out of the previous three years was poised to dominate.

To say the least, none of that panned out as planned. And there was little else remaining in the quiver. Searchlight was ultimately left with a Toronto acquisition (Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie”) and an uncharacteristically modest showing on the circuit.

But the mini-major has been busy lining up its players for a 2017 comeback. Over the last several weeks, Searchlight has set release dates for three films in the thick of the season: “Battle of the Sexes,” from “Little Miss Sunshine” duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Donald Sutherland to play J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s Trust

16 April 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has set Donald Sutherland to play oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in Trust, a new anthology series revolving around the Getty dynasty, which is being directed by Danny Boyle from a script by Simon Beaufoy.

The 10-episode first season will tell the story John Paul Getty III, who was kidnapped aged 16, with his captors demanding a $17 million ransom for his release. However, despite being one of the richest men in the world, his grandfather J. Paul Getty refuses to cave in to the kidnappers’ demands, and with Paul’s father lost in a heroin-induced daze, it is left to his mother to negotiate for his release.

The story of the Getty kidnapping is also set for a big screen adaptation, with Ridley Scott currently prepping to shoot All the Money in the World, which has Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg circling. »

- Gary Collinson

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Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ Casts Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty

12 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Donald Sutherland has been cast as billionaire J. Paul Getty in executive producer Danny Boyle’s upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned.

Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, was the architect of the great family fortune, and of its misfortunes too. He was one of the twentieth century’s most iconic and enigmatic figures, and a man of great contradictions – a billionaire who washed his own socks; a visionary who dreamed of a dynasty, but who was baffled by family.

Sutherland is one of the most versatile film and television actors of the century, with a resume of over one hundred and fifty films and shows, including such classics as Robert Aldrich’s “The Dirty Dozen,” Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H,” and was President Snow in all four of the popular film adaptations of “The Hunger Games” novel series. On the television side, Sutherland »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Trust’: Donald Sutherland To Play J. Paul Getty In FX Anthology Series

12 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Donald Sutherland is in the money. FX said today that the Emmy winner is set to play billionaire oil man J. Paul Getty in the first installment of its anthology series Trust, executive produced by the Slumdog Millionaire trio Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, Season 1 takes place in 1973, when the young heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multimillion-dollar ransom… »

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Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release

22 March 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Battle of the Sexes

Emma Stone just won her first Oscar in February, and the “La La Land” actress may be in running for the 2018 Academy Awards as well. Fox Searchlight has announced an awards-friendly release date for Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes,” Deadline reports. The film will hit theaters September 22. Stone stars in the tennis comedy alongside her “Crazy Stupid Love” co-star Steve Carell.

The film chronicles the “legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world №1 Billie Jean King,” the source summarizes. The 29-year-old King handily defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in one of the most-watched sports events of all time.

Penned by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Battle of the Sexes” co-stars Elisabeth Shue (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Andrea Riseborough (“Bloodline”), Sarah Silverman (“Masters of Sex”), and Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”).

Carell appeared in Faris and Dayton’s feature debut, 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine.” The comedy, which follows a dysfunctional family as they embark on a road trip to a beauty pageant, received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and took home two trophies. The collaborators’ critically acclaimed follow-up, 2012’s “Ruby Sparks,” was written by Zoe Kazan, who also starred in the unconventional romantic comedy about a writer (Paul Dano) who writes a love interest into existence (Kazan).

There have been previous films about the King-Riggs match, including Jane Anderson’s 2001 TV movie “When Billie Beat Bobby” starring Holly Hunter, and James Erskine and Zara Hayes’ 2013 documentary “The Battle of the Sexes.” The epic rivalry between King and Riggs will be depicted by Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) and Paul Giamatti (“Billions”) in an upcoming HBO film, and serves as the inspiration behind “Balls,” an upcoming opera from composer Laura Karpman and librettist Gail Collins.

Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn release date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after he claimed women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, known in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is re-released on April 4. To date 180 cinemas across the Us have signed up. »

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Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell. Separately, 1984 director Michael Radford to take part in April re-release.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after he claimed women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, known in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is re-released on April »

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Emma Stone sports comedy 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell. Separately, 1984 director Michael Radford to take part in April re-release.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after making he claimed the women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, know in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s Battle of the Sexes to be released in September

21 March 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has set a release date for the Emma Stone and Steve Carell-led biopic Battle of the Sexes, which will open on September 22, 2017.

The film will see Stone as tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares for her intergender match against ex-champion Bobby Riggs. The 1973 match began a discussion on gender equality and became a big moment for the feminist movement.

 

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. »

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Emma Stone’s Billie Jean King Biopic Gets Awards Season Release Date

21 March 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has given an awards season release date to “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. The film is scheduled to debut on Sept. 22.

Variety first reported in 2015 Stone was attached to the project. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

Shooting began in April in Los Angeles. The competition between King and Riggs captured the public imagination in 1973, when the No. 2 ranked King — who was 29 — beat Riggs, a 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion.

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The film also stars Andrea Riseborough as Marilyn Barnett, King’s hairdresser and lover; Elisabeth Shue as Riggs’ wife; Austin Stowell »

- Dave McNary

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Trust: FX Getty Anthology Series Production Set for June

17 March 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX has announced its upcoming Trust TV show will begin production in London and Rome, in June, with an eye toward a January 2018 premiere date. The 10-episode series comes from executive producers Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson. An anthology drama series, the first season of Trust centers on the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, in 1973. Beaufoy is writing the script, and Boyle will direct. Casting for Trust is currently underway. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: Revolution Star to P.D., Ballers Adds Guttenberg and More

17 March 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Revolution star is coming to light up Chicago P.D.

Tracy Spiridakos — who now recurs on MacGyver — will guest-star on the NBC drama in a multi-episode arc.

RelatedChicago Med Scoop: Westworld ‘Patriarch’ Cast as Papa Halstead

She’ll play Det. Hailey Upton, a member of the robbery homicide unit. “Always clocking in overtime, she got her detective shield meritoriously on the heels of an undercover assignment that is still shrouded in secrecy,” according to the official character description, “and as a result has had to prove herself to those who thought she didn’t earn the detective promotion.” She »

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Danny Boyle On How Storytelling Has ‘Dried Up’ in Cinema And Why It Took So Long to Make a ‘Trainspotting’ Sequel

17 March 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Danny Boyle and “Trainspotting” helped define the way an entire generation saw drugs — not just the fact of them, but also the experience of what it would be like to take them. Although today, Boyle thinks his quick-cutting, off-kilter depiction is of a different drug than what you remember.

“I think if you’re being honest, the first film resembled more Mdma drug abuse than actual heroin abuse,” Boyle said. He spoke to IndieWire on a tour stop in Chicago, now the home of Irvine Welsh, author of the original novel. “The adrenaline of the film was much greater, whereas heroin abuse is obviously a very dull subject to actually look at – not much happens. People just stall in the corner, really, or go fairly soporific.”

Twenty years later, “T2 Trainspotting,” like its predecessor, turns that “dull subject” into a rollicking ride. Reuniting stars Ewan MacGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller, »

- Andrew Lapin

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

17 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Slumdog Millionaire” team is on its way to tackling the story of a real-life heir to billions.

Oscar winners Danny Boyle, Simon Beauty, and Christina Colson are reuniting for “Trust,” an anthology series that will focus on the strange 1973 kidnapping of oil fortune heir John Paul Getty III. Production on the limited series begins in London and Rome this June for a January 2018 release, the network announced Friday.

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Main Titles: How That Striking Vintage Opening Sequence Got Made

In the ultimate case where money really can’t buy you happiness, the Getty family is as rich and dysfunctional as they come. The original J. Paul Getty was once named the richest living American by Fortune magazine in 1957 for founding the Getty Oil company. In 1966, “Guinness Book of Records” named him the world’s richest private citizen and estimated his worth at approximately $1.2 billion, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

17 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The “Slumdog Millionaire” team is on its way to tackling the story of a real-life heir to billions.

Oscar winners Danny Boyle, Simon Beauty, and Christina Colson are reuniting for “Trust,” an anthology series that will focus on the strange 1973 kidnapping of oil fortune heir John Paul Getty III. Production on the limited series begins in London and Rome this June for a January 2018 release, the network announced Friday.

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Main Titles: How That Striking Vintage Opening Sequence Got Made

In the ultimate case where money really can’t buy you happiness, the Getty family is as rich and dysfunctional as they come. The original J. Paul Getty was once named the richest living American by Fortune magazine in 1957 for founding the Getty Oil company. In 1966, “Guinness Book of Records” named him the world’s richest private citizen and estimated his worth at approximately $1.2 billion, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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