Directed by Ridley Scott and based on true events, All The Money In The World is based on John Pearson‘s 1995 book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty. It follows the story of teenager John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) who is kidnapped in Rome, whose billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) refuses to pay his ransom. However, the boy’s strong-willed mother (Michelle Williams) hooks up with the old man’s enigmatic security man (Mark Wahlberg) in a desperate race against time to persuade Getty to relent.
Film Review: Legend
Based on the true story and directed by Brian Helgeland, Legend follows the rise and fall of the notorious 1960s gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (both portrayed by Tom Hardy), two of the most well-known criminals in British history. Based on the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson, Legend explores the relationship that bound the twins together, details how they built their organised crime empire in the East End of London, and charts their gruesome career until their ultimate downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969.