Cannes: STX Takes International Rights to Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World'

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Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in the true-crime thriller about the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, the son of the world's wealthiest man.

In one of the biggest deals of the Cannes market so far, STX has picked up international rights to All the Money in the World, a true-crime thriller from Ridley Scott based on the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III.

Sony Pictures is handling North American and U.K. distribution of the film, which Scott's Scott Free is producing together with Imperative Entertainment.

Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in the tale of the world's wealthiest man, J. Paul Getty (Spacey), who refuses to pay the ransom when his grandson is kidnapped, forcing the boy's mother (Williams) to team with an ex-CIA negotiator (Wahlberg) to try and save her son. Charlie Plummer will play the boy, J. Paul Getty III.

Production is set to begin this month in Europe. David Scarpa wrote the screenplay. The film is being produced by Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Scott, Mark Huffam, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis. Kevin Walsh will executive produce.

The STX deal was announced Saturday in Cannes by Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, and David Kosse, president of STXinternational.

Fogelson and Kosse previously teamed with Scott on American Gangster (2007), which took in more than $266 million at the worldwide box office. Scott's latest, Alien: Covenant, is heading toward a $40 million opening weekend domestically and has already earned $46 million abroad in 34 markets.


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