Donald Sutherland joins cast of HBO’s The Undoing

Our interest was piqued when it was announced that Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant were to star in a new HBO thriller, The Undoing. Now we’re hearing that the venerable Donald Sutherland, who has been fantastic in Truth, has joined the cast. An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have Known, The Undoing centres on…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E10/10)

Consequences – that’s what Trust is all about. In this concluding episode we find out what happens after most crime drama stops – when the ransom has been paid and the kidnappee returned. The fallout is more than a family affair – with the Getty billions at stake, there were always going to be historic…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E9/10)

With Paul’s ear off, and the ransom deal back on, we’re moving towards the climax of the tale; but there are twists yet to come, extraordinarily emotive moments, and not a few surprises in this convoluted saga of money and familial distrust. John Paul Getty III himself it was, if we are to believe it,…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E8/10)

If you know anything of the history of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, you’ll know what’s coming this week; but nothing will prepare you for the intensity of this episode, which contrasts pastoral beauty with unbelievable brutality. Negotiations between the Getty family and the Calabrian mafia have broken down, largely due to the…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E5/10)

Never let it be said that Trust is afraid of a change of tone; this week’s episode takes off into a wild pursuit, sacrificing psychological analysis for rattling action. Can young John Paul Getty escape his captors – or is it a case of ‘Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back…

REVIEW: Trust (E4/10)

Focus turns away from the Getty family this week, as the Italian kidnappers come to terms with what they have done. This could make or break them, as much as it could the Gettys. In That’s All Folks – the motto of the Looney Tunes cartoons, lest we forget – gangster Primo reveals to his…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E3/6)

There’s a bitter irony in the title of this week’s episode – La Dolce Vita. As in Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece, which features murder, suicide, sexual incontinence and abandoned hedonism, there’s nothing very sweet about the life young John Paul Getty III has forged for himself in Rome. In this series’ rather vexing narrative structure, we…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E2/6)

If you know your history, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the way Trust is going; if not, prepare for a (mild) shock. Yes, pretty-boy heir John Paul Getty III has been kidnapped – but billionaire granddad has no intention of handing over a penny. And in any case, is the kidnapping real? Having…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E1/10)

Nothing is more fascinating to the TV viewing public than the lives of the fabulously wealthy – particularly when wealth brings not happiness, but misery on a Shakespearean scale. From Dallas and Dynasty to the trials and tribulations of our beloved Royal Family, it’s equally appealing whether it’s outrageous fiction, or, in the case of…

BBC Two acquires US series, Trust

Now then. Ever since US series, Trust, was announced it felt like an intriguing series especially when you consider British, Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, is one of the executive producers. Starring Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty Senior, the oil tycoon and art collector at the head of the Getty family, Trust tells the real-life…

Sky Atlantic to broadcast John Paul Getty drama, Trust

We’re still waiting on a few things from Sky Atlantic (namely HBO’s Mosaic and, later in the year, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects), but the channel has announced the pick-up of a brand-new US series jam-packed with stars both in front and behind the camera.