In a week full of trailers, Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for All the Money in the World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott. A completely opposite story from his first film of 2017, Alien: Covenant, one that we all hope ends up a bit better. Scott’s film tells the true life story the kidnapping of John Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the extremely desperate act by his mother (Michelle Williams) to convince his grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom.
This is quite an enjoyable trailer, First of all, I really like the fact that the trailer keeps Spacey’s look as J. Paul Getty hidden until its final moments, where his one word is the cherry on top to a really good trailer. The transformation Spacey made for this role is fantastic, both physically and performance wise. Film festivals are currently going on around the country and the word is that Spacey’s turn as the character is phenomenal, so much so that many are picking him as a possible frontrunner for Best Actor next year.
The only hesitancy I have with this project is Ridley Scott. Covenant wasn’t what we hoped it would be, but The Martian was by far one of the year’s best films just a short time ago. Not just that, but he got an incredible performance from Matt Damon as well. I’m withholding any kind of major excitement I have for this one until I’m able to see it, but luckily for us, when Ridley Scott hits as a director, it’s Oscar caliber stuff. Here’s to hoping this one falls in that category.
Watch the first trailer for All the Money in the World below. After doing so, head down to the comments and let me know your thoughts. Did the trailer grab you? How about that cast? Which performance are you looking forward to? Scott’s All the Money in the World opens in theaters on December 8th and also stars Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, and Timothy Hutton.
All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping 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 (Kevin Spacey) 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.