Killer Films to tell the story of Truman Capote and the In Cold Blood murderers

BY Advocate.com Editors

July 22 2003 11:00 PM ET

Variety reports that Killer Films is preparing Every Word Is True, a film about the relationship between gay author Truman Capote and the Kansas killers whose crimes he chronicled in In Cold Blood, which will be written for the screen and directed by Doug McGrath (Nicholas Nickleby, Emma). The film will be based on George Plimpton's biography Truman Capote and will be produced by Killer's Christine Vachon and Bradford Simpson. "The interesting thing about this is, it was right when Truman was at his peak," Simpson told Variety. "He was at the height of the literary world and was starting to become a plaything for New York society. In Cold Blood made him and also sort of destroyed him at the same time."

Capote also figures in two other films currently in the pipeline: Capote, a screen biography to star Philip Seymour Hoffman from a script adapted by Dan Futterman from Gerald Clarke's book, and The Scarlet Professor, based on Barry Werth's biography of literature professor Newton Arvin, who was Capote's mentor and lover.

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