Here’s one of the eight million James Franco projects you might have forgotten about as he keeps signing up for new ones: “True Story,” which also stars Jonah Hill. And guess what? Deadline says Felicity Jones has been added to the cast. Rupert Goold is directing Michael Finkel’s adaptation of his own memoir.
As the title says, it’s a true story. Here’s how Amazon describes the book:
On February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.
The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship—a reporting job that morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.
Hill plays Finkel, Franco plays Longo, and Jones will play Finkel’s long-suffering girlfriend.
Jones was in “Breathe In” which played at Sundance, and was just cast in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” She’s also supposed to play Howard Hughes’s girlfriend in a movie to be written and directed by Warren Beatty. She is also in the Charles Dickens movie “The Invisible Woman,” with Ralph Fiennes where she plays–you guessed it–the girlfriend.