Deadline is reporting that Moneyball co-stars Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt will be re-teaming for the drama True Story. Hill will co-star alongside James Frano in the Brad Pitt-produced picture. More info after the jump!
Like Moneyball, this is another opportunity for Hill to veer from his comic persona. Hill will play [Michael] Finkel, who was a writer at The New York Times Magazine in 2002 when he learned that Christian Longo was captured in Mexico after a long stint on the FBI Ten Most Wanted List for killing his family. The strange part was that he had been living under the identity of Finkel. The very next day, the real Finkel was fired by the editors of The New York Times, right after they ran an editor’s note declaring that he had falsified parts of an investigative article. His career seemed over, until Longo (who’ll be played by Franco) declared that the real Finkel was the only journalist he would talk to. That led to a surreal relationship with the accused murderer who was trying to declare his innocence. For the real Finkel, it was an opportunity to unravel the mystery and perhaps redeem himself as a journalist.
Rupert Goold is set to direct the feature, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B producing. Are you excited to see this one?