Jonah Hill and James Franco’s upcoming Movie “True Story” is set to premiere at the Sundance Film festival next year, it has been announced. Based on a true story, the film is about the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) and Christian Longo (Franco), an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who lived for years outside of America using Finkel’s name.
Jonah Hill and James Franco, together with Seth Rogen, Jason Siegel and a number of other young actors have become sort of an acting troupe in recent years. They seem to be interchangeable and appear have appeared in many movies together in movies like Funny People and Knocked Up from directors like Judd Apatow.
While known more for his comedic roles such as in 21 Jump Street and his break out film Superbad, Jonah Hill has become a success as a dramatic actor having been twice nominated for an Academy Award.
From the film’s official description: “When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo — 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.”
To be held in Park City Utah, the 31st Sundance Film festival will take place January 22nd to February 1st 2015.
Directed by Rupert Goold and written by Finkel and David Kajganich, True Story is due out on April 15, 2015.