Even if you set aside the interesting behind-the-scenes drama of All the Money in the World, you have a solid, compelling tale. The true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather’s refusal to pay the ransom cuts to the heart of greed and family, and I’m interested to see how Ridley Scott tackles the subject matter. I think Scott has become increasingly cynical in his later years (for every The Martian you get a The Counselor, Alien: Covenant, and Prometheus, which have a mean streak a mile wide), and so this movie should be right up his alley.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of All the Money in the World. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “ALL THE MONEY”. The screening is tomorrow, December 20th at 7:00pm at Regal Hollywood 24, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the All the Money in the World trailer below. The film opens December 25th and stars Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, and Timothy Hutton.
Here’s the official synopsis for All the Money in the World:
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.