Following last week’s tense scene between James Franco and Jonah Hill we’ve got a new True Story clip that sets up just how Hill’s character Michael Finkel learned about Franco’s incarcerated killer Christian Longo, and there are certainly more comfortable ways to learn about a psychopath’s identity. Between these clips and the trailer I’m pretty up on the film and am looking forward to seeing it (though Matt advises caution in his review from Sundance). I like both of these performers and want to see them try new things, which is what they’re doing here. I never get why people like putting performers strictly in the comedy box if they prove equally adept at other mediums.
Check out the new True Story clip below. The film was directed by Rupert Goold and also stars Felicity Jones (who is gearing up for a little flick called Star Wars: Rogue One). It opens in theaters on April 17th.
Clip via IGN:
Here’s the official synopsis:
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – 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.