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True Story Director On Casting James Franco: “He’s Playing With What It Means to Be a Movie Star”
Journalistic ethics and the relationship between storytelling and the truth are at the forefront of True Story, a compelling cat-and-mouse drama that marks the debut feature from acclaimed theater director Rupert Goold. The film, which premiered out of competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival stars Jonah Hill as Mike Finkel, a disgraced New York Times reporter, and James Franco as Christian Longo, who’s been arrested for the murder of his wife and children.
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The Zellner Bros. On 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter,' Their Ode to Exploration
To this day, David and Nathan Zellner talk about epic odysseys and unexplored lands in a wistful tenor. It’s as if they lament losing their curiosity to GPS devices and Google Maps. “There’s no real mystery left with the world anymore,” says Nathan Zellner. “Everything is mapped out.” So when the Sundance vets and filmmaking brothers came across a 2001 news story describing a Japanese woman on an intercontinental expedition to uncover a treasure in Minnesota, something sparked.