True Story

(2015)

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 redemptio

‘True Story’ Clip Features James Franco and Jonah Hill

‘True Story’ Clip Features James Franco and Jonah Hill

Journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets the accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco) in the first clip from True Story, arriving in theaters April 17 from Fox Searchlight Pictures. While any meeting between a journalist and an accused killer would probably be rather tense, it is even more warranted in this clip, since Finkel is meeting the man who literally stole his identity, which he used while he was living outside of the U.S. After he is arrested for killing his wife, Longo reveals that the only person he will talk to is Finkel.

Before these events in this true story adaptation took place, Finkel was forced to leave the New York Times in disgrace, after he was caught falsifying accounts of impoverished teenagers in West Africa. Just one week later, the New York Times was embroiled in yet another plagiarism scandal involving reporter Jayson Blair. The plot follows Michael Finkel after his fall from grace at the New York Times, as he 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.

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‘True Story’ Trailer Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

‘True Story’ Trailer Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill stars as New York Times journalist Rupert Goold, whose career at the newspaper came to an end after he falsified accounts in a story about impoverished teenagers in West Africa. It's worth noting that Finkel's admission didn't quite make huge headlines, since one week later, the New York Times was embroiled in the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal. James Franco stars as Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name. After he is imprisoned for killing his wife, Longo reveals he will only talk to Finkel, as both men realize they can benefit from one another.

Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Gretchen Mol and Betty Gilpin co-star in this upcoming drama. Rupert Goold directs based on Finkel's biography, with the film arriving in theaters nationwide April 10, 2015. In addition, we also have the first one-sheet, which you can check out below the trailer.

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First Look at Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

First Look at Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

One of the more intriguing true life crime dramas in recent years comes screaming back to life on the big screen in True Story. Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises have released the first images, which feature This Is the End co-stars James Franco and Jonah Hill reuniting for a much more serious topic. Directed by Rupert Goold (Macbeth), the film is based on the book by Michael Finkel.

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.

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Felicity Jones Joins Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

Felicity Jones Joins Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

Actress Felicity Jones has signed on to play the female lead in True Story. We first reported on this project back in February, when Jonah Hill and James Franco signed on to star, with Brad Pitt producing.

The project is based on New York Times journalist Michael Finkel's memoir, chronicling the true story of a serial killer named Christian Longo stealing the reporter's identity. A day after Longo was caught in Mexico using Finkel's name, the newspaper fired the journalist. Finkel was given a shot at redemption when Longo revealed that the only person he would talk to is Finkel. Jonah Hill will play Finkel and James Franco is portraying Longo. Felicity Jones will play Finkel's girlfriend, who stands by her man throughout this ordeal.

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