Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
27 March 2015
First Spectre Teaser Trailer Arrives
And James Bond will return to IMAX
New Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
Meet the twins
New Terminator Genisys TV Spot Lands
J.K. Simmons discovers that it's not quite his apocalypse
The First Look At Ryan Reynolds' New Deadpool Is Here
With great power comes great irresponsibility
Southpaw Trailer Hits
Punch, it Louis Bloom
Shrek To Return For Puss In Boots 2?
Antonio Banderas drops a heavy hint
Ralph Fiennes To Receive Empire Legend Award
At the 20th Jameson Empire Awards
Simon Pegg Discusses Star Trek 3
'It's weird to take ownership...'
Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
About wine that is not alright alright alright
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Finds Force Majeure
She's in talks for a remake of the Swedish film
Podcast #154: Kenneth Branagh
A brave new world...
Antonio Banderas Empire Podcast Interview Special
Prepare yourself for one hell of a voice
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 March 2015
Idris Elba Replacing Jamie Foxx In The Trap
James Franco, Al Pacino and Robert Pattinson set for the film
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Interview (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Palo Alto (2014)
Empire Star Rating
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
22 Jump Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jonah Hill Telling A True Story
Along with James Franco

27 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Jonah Hill Telling A True Story

Since Moneyball saw him A) switching successfully to drama, B) working with Brad Pitt, and C) scoring an Oscar nomination, it’s no surprise to learn that Jonah Hill is planning a combo of at least the first two elements for an upcoming film. He’ll star alongside James Franco in True Story.

The script was adapted from Michael Finkel’s memoir, and will find Hill playing Finkel, who was working for the New York Times magazine back in 2002 when he sniffed out a likely story. The FBI had captured criminal Christian Longo (Franco) after he’d spent a few years on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for killing his family.

So far, so standard crime tale, right? But here’s the twist: Longo had been using Finkel’s identity while on the run. And to add one more wrinkle, the NYT fired Finkel the day after Longo was nabbed after deciding he’d falsified chunks of a recent investigative article. But when Longo declared that Finkel was the only journalist he’d talk to, and that he wanted to prove his innocence, a weird relationship grew with Finkel looking into the mystery and trying to redeem himself as a writer...

So where does Pitt factor into it? Well, he’s producing the movie via his Plan B company, having won the rights to the project back from Paramount. Rupert Goold is directing, and while there’s no financing in place you, you’ve got to figure the combo of Oscar nominees would be enough to make investors ready to jump aboard.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ewen Bremner Boards Snow Piercer
He's on for the thriller
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)