Although probably best known for leading The Mummy movies (no, not those), Brendan Fraser has landed a lot of regular TV work in recent years. He had a stint on The Affair, and was also cast in the Three Days Of The Condor remake. For the latter, Fraser is playing Nathan Fowler, “an unstable yet efficient central cog in an unholy alliance between the private military company that employs him and the CIA.” But according to Variety, he’ll get to play someone much cooler and more competent in the forthcoming FX drama, Trust.
The first season of Danny Boyle’s anthology series will center on the kidnapping and ransom of oil scion John Paul Getty III. Fraser joins the series as James Fletcher Chace, an “eccentric master fixer” from Texas who acts as J. Paul Getty’s chief investigator. Donald Sutherland has already signed on to play the dynasty founder, with Hilary Swank costarring as Gail Getty, the mother of the abducted heir, who will be played newcomer Harris Dickinson. Trust comes to FX in January 2018.