Danny Boyle films about the horrible kidnapping of John Paul Getty III


Дэнни Бойл снимет сериал об ужасающем похищении Джона Пола Гетти III

John Paul Getty III

The winner of the award “Oscar” Danny Boyle will shoot series about the tragic story in the family of billionaire Paul Getty. The project will Studio FX, the audience will present 10 episodes of the series.

On 10 July 1973 in Rome was kidnapped grandson of billionaire Jean Paul Getty. Criminals demanded for a 16-year-old John Paul Getty III $ 17 million. Grandfather billionaire refused to pay the ransom: the man initially thought that the teenager had staged the kidnapping. John Paul III often joked that to lure money from stingy grandfather only such an extraordinary way.

Дэнни Бойл снимет сериал об ужасающем похищении Джона Пола Гетти III
John Paul Getty III

Paul Getty was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese, he was blindfolded and taken to a mountain refuge in Calabria. Paul’s father is a oil tycoon John Paul Getty, who did not have such money, asked for a ransom from his father, Jean Paul Getty. Billionaire Jean Paul refused to the son, explaining that if he pays the kidnappers, his other 14 grandchildren begin to pluck out one by one. In November 1973, the daily newspaper received an envelope in which there was a strand of hair and part of the ear, as well as written threats to permanently mutilate the Floor, if the extortionists do not receive 3.2 million dollars in ten days.

Then Getty Sr. agreed to pay a ransom, but only $ 2.2 million because that was the maximum amount, not obligadas tax. Missing the money to save the grandson he lent to a son under 4 per cent per annum. According to the results, the kidnappers received around 2.9 million dollars and Sex found alive in southern Italy after a ransom was paid.

Later, police arrested nine abductors: carpenter, paramedic, ex-convict and seller of olive oil from Calabria, as well as several high-ranking members of the local mafia. Two of the gang were convicted and went to prison, others – including the mafia, was released for lack of evidence. Most of the amount of redemption vanished.

John Paul Getty III never recovered and later suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction. 8 years after the abduction he went blind, lost the power of speech and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

Дэнни Бойл снимет сериал об ужасающем похищении Джона Пола Гетти III
John Paul Getty III

On the script of this shocking history working Boytoy Simon, who worked with Boyle on the Oscar-winning picture “the Millionaire from slums” (Slumdog Millionaire).

Scenario Simon is a great drama incredible story of the kidnapping of his grandson Paul Getty. A great opportunity to see three generations, including one of the richest men in the world, collide among themselves, when family, future and reputation are threatened,

– says the representative of the channel FX Eric Shrier.

Дэнни Бойл снимет сериал об ужасающем похищении Джона Пола Гетти III
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