Disappointed you can’t see “The Interview”? Don’t worry, there always seems to be another James Franco movie just around the corner.
This time, Franco co-stars with Jonah Hill in “True Story,” which is based on the memoir “True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa” by Michael Finkel.
The film’s official synopses, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, reads: “On February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times. The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship—a reporting job that morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.
“True Story” marks the film directorial debut of Rupert Goold, who is well know for directing theater. “True Story” opens April 10, 2015. Check out the trailer below: