PanARMENIAN.Net – Italy’s Lucky Red has acquired Italian rights to Ridley Scott-directed kidnap drama “All The Money in the World” from STX in the first announced sale of the hotly anticipated kidnapping thriller about the true 1973 abduction for ransom of J. Paul Getty III, Variety reveals.
The potentially harrowing crime drama, which is currently shooting in Rome, stars Kevin Spacey as oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the ransom demanded by Italian kidnappers for his grandson; Michelle Williams as Gail Harris, the kidnapped teenager’s mother; Mark Wahlberg as the ex-CIA negotiator brought on board to help negotiate; and rising star Charlie Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty III (pictured after his release) whose ear was cut off to coerce the family into paying.
In one of the standout deals of the Cannes market STX in May took international rights to the potentially harrowing crime drama produced by Imperative Entertainment and Scott-Free. Sony Pictures is handling North American and U.K. distribution.
Lucky Red, which is a prominent Italian indie, announced the “Money” acquisition on Monday at a Rome event to celebrate 30 years of activity during which the company has released more than 400 titles on Italian screens. Their recent hits at the Italian box office include Mark Osborne’s animated