If only… Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World is based on real events of the 1970s, when the favourite grandson of J. Paul Getty was kidnapped, and held for a ransom of US$17m.

While he’s the richest man in the history of the world, Getty’s also a renowned tightwad, and refuses to pay a cent to get the kid back. We reckon that even Unca Scrooge would drop a few dimes to get Huey, Dewey and Louie back.

It’s up to the kid’s mum to fight for her son’s life, in a battle of love versus money.

While Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg star, it’s Kevin Spacey scowling it up as J. Paul Getty who steals the teaser trailer (below).

All the Money in the World is due in Aussie cinemas on January 4, 2018.

Get a whole lot more of Kevin Spacey being a nasty pants in House of Cards.