It was announced this morning that Jonah Hill and James Franco’s fact based dramatization “True Story” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and with it, the first few still images from the film have been released.
Rupert Goold directed the adaptation of former New York Times writer Michael Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name. Hill plays Finkel, whose memoir revolved around his entanglements with accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco). In 2002 Longo was arrested in Mexico for murdering his entire family, but he was living under an assumed name: Michael Finkel. On the very next day, the real Finkel was fired from his writing job after being accused of twisting facts in an earlier story on the African slave trade. After Longo’s arrest, the only reporter he would speak to was Finkel himself. The two begin a months-long face-off via correspondence, phone calls and face to face meetings as Longo insisted he could prove his innocence and Finkel sought to uncover the truth.
Felicity Jones also stars in the film as Hill’s girlfriend. “True Story” will be playing in the out-of-competition Premieres section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 22 – February 1.
See the first photos from the film below.