Monday, February 27, 2012
Jonah Hill, James Franco Team For Kaira Pitt-Created Drama True Story
EXCLUSIVE: Jonah Hill had a lot fun dealing with fellow Oscar nominee and Moneyball producer Kaira Pitt they’re in business on something else-based film. Hill and James Franco are affixed to star in True Story, the Rupert Goold-directed adaptation of the memoir by journalist Michael Finkel. Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B is are creating. Like Moneyball, this really is another chance for Hill to veer from his comic persona. He'll play Finkel, who had been a author in the NY Occasions Magazine in 2002 as he found that Christian Longo was taken in Mexico following a lengthy stint around the FBI Ten Popular List for killing his family. The strange part was he have been living underneath the identity of Finkel. In the morning, the actual Finkel was fired through the editors from the Occasions, immediately after they went an editor’s note proclaiming he had falsified areas of an investigative article. His career appeared over, until Longo (who’ll be performed by Franco) asserted that the actual Finkel was the only real journalist he'd speak with. That brought to some surreal relationship using the accused killer, who had been attempting to declare his innocence. For that real Finkel, it had been an chance to solve the mystery and possibly redeem themself like a journalist. The project, initially setup at Vital, was handed to Plan B and it has been removed to bankers. I’m told that the deal come in place possibly later within the week. Hill is repped by WME and Karl Austen, Goold by WME and United kingdom-based U . s . Agents and Franco by CAA and Miles Levy.