Jonah Hill & James Franco in Trailer for Sundance Selection 'True Story'
by Alex Billington
December 18, 2014
"I want to tell you my side of this." Fox Searchlight has premiered a trailer for Rupert Goold's film True Story, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco as adversaries of sorts. Based on the real life memoirs of NY Times reporter Michael Finkel, played by Jonah Hill, the film follows the interactions between Finkel and accused killer Christian Longo, played by James Franco. For years, Longo lived using Finkel's identity, and even submitted writing work under his name. In addition to Hill and Franco, who look quite serious in this, the cast includes Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee and Gretchen Mol. This actually looks really, really good. I love the intensity and some of the dialogue is on fire, this just shot to the top of my list for Sundance.
Here's the first official trailer for Rupert Goold's True Story, from Yahoo (found via The Film Stage):
Synopsis from Sundance: 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. True Story is the feature debut of English director Rupert Goold, from a screenplay by David Kajganich based on Michael Finkel's memoir. The film will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January. No official release date is set yet, but expect to see this sometime in early 2015. Stay tuned for updates. For more visit the film's official site.
Looks pretty good. Jonah Hill and Felicity Jones together is kind of a stretch, though.
Nielsen700 on Dec 18, 2014
jonah hill is an interesting actor so, lately, I'm sold when it comes to the most of his movies ...
shiboleth on Dec 18, 2014
Sweet poster. These two are capable of great dramatic performances. DIG.
DAVIDPD on Dec 18, 2014
Amazing poster. Movie looks fuckin rad.
michaelscott on Dec 18, 2014
but maybe, just maybe, there will be some surprise on the end, huh?
shiboleth on Dec 19, 2014
Looks like it might be alright
Ty Webb on Jan 9, 2015
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