Hilary Swank continues the trend of Oscar-winning actresses moving to the small screen, joining the cast of FX’s Trust. The Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby star has signed to play Gail Getty, mother of John Paul Getty III, in the limited series about the latter’s kidnapping.
Also starring Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, founder of the dynasty, Trust begins production in June in London and Rome for a January premiere on FX. Swank’s character is described as the “determined and resourceful mother, who remains committed to helping her son as she navigates tricky familial waters.”
The 10-episode first installment of Trust focuses on the 1973 kidnapping of young heir John Paul Getty III. With his father strung out on heroin and his mega-rich grandfather (Sutherland) too busy (and cheap) to bother with the situation, the boy’s broke mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers.
The limited series is being executive produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.
Swank next will be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky opposite Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and 55 Steps opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Jeffrey Tambor. She is represented by WME and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein.