First Look: Michelle Williams In 'All The Money In The World'

The heat you’re feeling isn’t from the long, hazy days of August. It’s the awards season starting to stoke the flames, and getting into the fire is Ridley Scott‘s “All The Money In The World.”

The fast-moving director locked “Alien: Covenant,” and then pivoted hard to his drama, which started shooting this summer and will be finished in time to be released before the end of the year. Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, and Mark Wahlberg all star in the David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still“) penned film which tells the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir to the Getty oil fortune, and his mother’s desperate attempt to get the cash for the ransom from the boy’s stubborn grandfather.

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“I just consumed it,” Scott told EW about the script. “I knew about the kidnapping, but this story was very, very provocative… Gail Getty [the boy’s mother, played by Williams] was an exceptional character, and there are many facets of the man Getty that make him a really great study. There’s this great dynamic. It was like a play, and not a movie.”

“All The Money In The World” opens on December 8th.ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg