Yesterday we learned that “True Story” starring Jonah Hill and James Franco would premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Today, we’ve got a few more bits of information, a release date and new photos. Fox Searchlight has announced that “True Story” will hit cinemas on April 10, 2015 in limited release.
Directed by Rupert Goold and co-written by Goold and David Kajganich, “True Story” is based on the book “True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa” by Michael Finkel, a New York Times writer who was fired after it came to light that he had created composite characters for a story he had written on the African slave trade. The movie is about the journalist and a murderer on the FBI Most Wanted List who had lived outside the U.S. for years under Finkel’s name. Here’s the official synopsis:
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.
Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B with “12 Years A Slave” producer Dede Gardner at the production helm, the movie also co-stars Felicity Jones. A new trailer will arrive later this week. Check out the new photos below.