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Pre­mieres: Jan­uary 2018 (FX)

The real story: In 1973, 16-year-old J. Paul Getty III, the grand­son of oil ty­coon J. Paul Getty Sr., was kid­napped in Rome. His cap­tors de­manded $17 mil­lion, but Getty’s fa­ther was un­able to pay the hefty ran­som. His grand­fa­ther re­fused, say­ing, “If I pay one penny now, I’ll have 14 kid­napped grand­chil­dren.” It wasn’t un­til months later, when the cap­tors sent a lock of Getty’s hair and his sev­ered ear to an Ital­ian news­pa­per, that his grand­fa­ther agreed to pay the kid­nap­pers a rene­go­ti­ated amount of $3 mil­lion.

The cast: Har­ris Dick­in­son as Getty III; Hi­lary Swank as his mother, Gail Getty; Don­ald Suther­land as his grand­fa­ther; and Brendan Fraser as Getty Sr.’s pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor, James Fletcher Chace.

PAUL GETTY III, CEN­TER, AR­RIVES AT PO­LICE HEAD­QUAR­TERS IN ROME IN 1973 AF­TER KID­NAP­PERS RE­LEASED HIM. GIUSEPPE ANASTASI/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Har­ris Dick­in­son

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