Ridley Scott’s J. Paul Getty III Kidnapping Film ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD To Star Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey And Mark Wahlberg
STXinternational has secured the highly sought international rights to ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, Ridley Scott’s true crime thriller chronicling the harrowing 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, and David Kosse, President of STXinternational, divisions of STX Entertainment. Imperative Entertainment and Scott Free are producing. Sony Pictures is handling North American and UK distribution of the film.
All the Money in the World stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg and is a true story about the world’s wealthiest man, J. Paul Getty, who refuses to pay the ransom for his kidnapped grandson, forcing the boys desperate but resourceful mother to team with an ex-CIA negotiator in Getty’s employ to figure out a way to save her son. Spacey will play the billionaire, Williams will portray Getty III’s determined mother, and Wahlberg stars as the ex-CIA negotiator. Charlie Plummer has been cast in the role of J. Paul Getty III.
Production will begin in May in Europe from a screenplay written by David Scarpa. The film is being produced by Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis. Kevin Walsh will executive produce.
Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin said: “Bradley and I are honored to be a part of this film, and to have the opportunity to work with Ridley Scott, who we know will masterfully bring this story to life. We are so grateful to Sony for entrusting us with it, and thrilled that STX shares our vision and passion for this unbelievable true story.”
“Ridley Scott is a master storyteller like none other and this is a film that has it all. Ridley has assembled an outstanding dream cast with Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg and we could not be more excited or proud to be involved with this epic event motion picture at STXfilms,” said Adam Fogelson, who, along with Kosse previously teamed with Scott on American Gangster, which took in more than $266 million at the worldwide box office.
“This is the kind of amazing story and film that will be a huge title internationally, especially as the intimate and behind-the-scenes details of this crime involving one of the world’s most wealthy families are revealed through the lens of this heart stopping drama,” said Kosse. “We are tremendously honored to be working with the team at Scott Free and are especially eager and excited to begin our relationship with Imperative on this important film for STXinternational.”
Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which brought in an estimated $36 million for the weekend domestically, has already raked in an impressive $66M internationally in 34 markets, including a massive $7.1M debut in South Korea, and will open in another 54 markets this weekend.