Sony Pictures Classics is set to release the United Artists film Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Chris Cooper for September 30th, which is Truman Capote's birthday.

The film is directed by Bennett Miller (The Cruise), based on the book Capote by Gerald Clarke with a screenplay by Dan Futterman.

In 1959 the celebrated literary figure Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), stunned by the brutal slayings of the Clutter family, sets out for Holcomb, Kansas accompanied by his friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to do investigative stories for The New Yorker. Capote delves into the isolated small town and soon personally becomes entangled in the life of Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.), one of the accused killers. His research resulted in the groundbreaking non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood," changing journalism forever.

In addition to Hoffman and Keener, the film stars Chris Cooper (Alvin Dewey), Bob Balaban (William Shawn), Amy Ryan (Alice Dewey), Bruce Greenwood (Jack Dunphy) and Clifton Collins Jr. (Perry Smith).

Capote is Produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven and Executive Produced by Dan Futterman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kerry Rock. Director of Photography, Adam Kimmel. Music Composer, Mychael Danna. Costumes, Kasia Walicka Maimone. Casting Avy Kaufman.