True Story is an upcoming 2015 American legal drama film directed by Rupert Goold and written by David Kajganich. It is based on the memoir by Michael Finkel. The film stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Gretchen Mol, Betty Gilpin and John Sharian. The film will see Franco play Christian Longo, a man who was on the FBI’s most wanted list for murdering his wife and three children in Oregon, and who had also been hiding under the identity of Michael Finkel, a journalist, played by Hill. The film is set for a limited release on April 10, 2015.
James Franco as Christian Longo
Jonah Hill as Michael Finkel
Connor Kikot as Zachary Longo
Gretchen Mol as Karen
Betty Gilpin as Cheryl
John Sharian as Sheriff
Robert Stanton as Jeffrey Gregg
Maria Dizzia as Mary Jane Longo
Genevieve Angelson as Tina Alvis
Dana Eskelson as Joy Longo
Joel Garland as Dan Pegg
Rebecca Henderson as Ellen Parks
Charlotte Driscoll as Sadie Longo
The filming of the True Story began in March 2013 in Warwick and New York City. Brad Pitt is producing the film and 20th Century Fox will distribute it.
Marco Beltrami was hired on July 18, 2014, to score the music for the film.
The film is scheduled for a limited release in theaters on April 10, 2015.