Ridley Scott’s new film about the kidnapping of American oil tycoon John Paul Getty’s grandson in the 1970’s.
The film follows the taking of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.
When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Yes – this is the film that originally had Kevin Spacey as Getty Sr. but after sexual allegations against Spacey, Ridley Scott took the drastic step of reshooting all his scenes with Plummer in his place.
Golden Globes: 3: Actress (Michelle Williams); Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer); Director (Ridley Scott).
Golden Globes: 1: Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer).