Fox Searchlight Pictures has just released a clip from director Rupert Goold’s True Story, starring Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, This is the End), James Franco (The Interview, Oz The Great and Powerful) and Felicity Jones (Rogue One, Inferno). This one features the first encounter between Hill’s Michael Finkel and Franco’s Christian Longo. Check it out in the player below!
True Story is based on Finkel’s own memoir, “True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa,” published in 2006 with the following official description:
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 big screen directorial debut of Goold, best known for his directing work on the British stage. Look for it to hit theaters in a limited release April 17.