Brendan Fraser Joins FX Anthology Series ‘Trust’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Chad Griffith

Brendan Fraser has been cast in FX’s anthology series “Trust,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Fraser joins in a leading role and will star opposite A-listers Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank. The drama hails from the Academy Award-winning team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson.

The first 10-episode installment of “Trust” tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune, and is set in 1973 when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. The series is described as being equal parts family history, dynastic saga and examination of the corrosive power of money.

Fraser will play J. Paul Getty’s private investigator, James Fletcher Chace, who is eccentric, but is a master fixer who hails from Texas.

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Sutherland will star as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty; Swank will portray J. Paul Getty III’s mother, Gail Getty; and Harris Dickinson will play kidnap victim, J. Paul Getty III.

Fraser is gearing up to juggle multiple projects this summer. In addition to “Trust,” he is also a series regular on AT&T Audience Network’s series “Condor” from MGM Television and Skydance TV, in which he’ll star alongside Max Irons and Mira Sorvino. Fraser is currently filming “Condor” in Toronto, and will be back-and-forth in the coming months from that set to London and Rome where “Trust” is shooting. The FX series heads into production overseas in June.

Most recently, Fraser appeared in another premium cable series with Showtime’s “The Affair.” Other recent projects include “The Field” and “Texas Rising.” The actor is most well-known for his role in the “Mummy” franchise, plus other films including “GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra,” “Crash,” “George of the Jungle” and “Bedazzled.”

“Trust” is written by Beaufoy and will be directed by Boyle. Both serve as executive producers with Colson. FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited are behind the project.

Fraser is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

Justin Kroll contributed to this report.

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  1. Jen says:

    Great news. He is loved by many!

  2. chaz says:

    i cant wait to watch this its good to see him back for an epic comeback return

  3. Divya Verma says:

    Great to see this after the Change.org petition. I grew up with his Mummy series, they were and always will be my favourite.
    I revere him for dealing with his private issues in such a dignified way and hope to see more of him on the TV and movie screens henceforth! Good luck and love you Brendan!! :D x

  4. It is good to see him looking healthy and strong, if oddly like Gary Sinise. Loved him in the underrated “The Air That I Breathe”–one of his strongest roles.

    Good luck with the new show!

  5. Tony says:

    Brendan Fraser could play Elon Musk in something. Just saying.

  6. Marla says:

    Love Brendan Fraser! Can’t wait to see more of him. Enjoyed him in the Affair. It’s been way too long since he’s had good roles!

  7. Bambino says:

    We did it boys

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  9. Joseph says:

    Everyone love Brendawg!

  10. LondonBoo says:

    Cannot wait Brendan Fraser has been a household name in our family since our grandparents great aunts and uncles and continuing to the youngest Generations in our family as if his movies had just come out Brendan Fraser just gets better and better like a fine wine

  11. George Lewis says:

    TRUST sounds like a promising show as does POSE. Hope FX will pick up SINGULARITY to series.

    They need a big winner after THE AMERICANS concludes next year.

  12. SAVE BRENDAN says:

    Yes! Brendan deserves more roles!!!!!

  13. Obfuf says:

    Hell yeah, leading role! Super excited

  14. Smeegle says:

    And the fail to mention California man… Sigh.

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