FX is placing their Trust in Donald Sutherland.
The prolific actor will star in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust as J. Paul Getty, patriarch of the Getty family oil dynasty. Sutherland’s character is described as a mysterious and contradictory man, but is most notably famous for negotiating the release of his ransomed grandson.
Set in 1973, Getty’s grandson, John Paul Getty III, is kidnapped and held for ransom by the Mafia while visiting Rome. The show follows the struggle of Paul Getty at the hands of his bewildered captors. (The Italian police believe the kidnapping is a prank, and with both Paul Getty’s dad and grandfather involved with their own problems, his mother is left as negotiator to the desperate captors.)
Sutherland’s previous TV roles include Commander in Chief, Dirty Sexy Money, The Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines.
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* General Hospital vet Jane Elliot will make her last appearance as Tracy Quartermaine on Thursday, May 4, according to tweets from the ABC sudser. The daytime icon will have “a month-long story” arc that chronicles her “last escapade” on the show, starting today. Elliot won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1981.
* Amazon has ordered The Forgotten Army, a series revolving around the true story of Indian nationalist Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army during World War II, when India was under British colonial rule, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
* CBS Television Studios has acquired the rights to Meg Gardiner’s mystery novel UNSUB, inspired by the unsolved case of the Zodiac Killer, to be adapted for television, according to our sister site Deadline.
* A new trailer for Season 2 of TNT’s Animal Kingdom has been unveiled, as first shared by EW.com. The new season will premiere on Tuesday, May 30. Check out the trailer below:
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