Ridley Scott has finally cast the key role for his real-life kidnap adaptation, All The Money in the World, after an extensive worldwide search. The young rising star Charlie Plummer has landed on his feet as he comes on board as the real-life kidnap victim, J. Paul Getty III.
All The Money in the World, which is due to start filming in Italy this month, already has a stellar cast attached, well who wouldn’t want to work with Scott?! Michelle Williams is in the role as the young Getty’s mother, while Mark Wahlberg will take on the role of a confidant to the oil tycoon. Kevin Spacey will play the oil magnate, J. Paul Getty, the grandfather of the kidnapped J. Paul Getty III.
The Black List screenplay, written by David Scarpa, focuses on the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of J. Paul Getty III — the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers. This won’t be any light-hearted story, far from it, the young Paul, who was not in favour with his grandfather, actually had one of his ears posted to the family who went on to stump up $2.9 million to the kidnappers. As you can imagine, Paul was traumatised for the rest of his life and died at the young age of 54.
Plummer most recently appeared in “The Dinner,” which just played at the Tribeca Film Festival, and also has the A24 movie “Lean on Pete” making an appearance later this year. His breakout role came in the indie “King Jack,” which earned him strong reviews early in his career, things can’t be all that bad for Plummer, at one point he was even linked to the new Spider-Man role before losing out to Tom Holland who will bring to life the new incarnation in Spider-Man: Homecoming this year.