True Story

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Michael Finkel: Jonah Hill
  • Christian Longo: James Franco
  • Jill Barker: Felicity Jones
  • Mary Jane Longo: Maria Dizzia
  • Pat Frato: Ethan Suplee
  • Greg Ganley: Robert John Burke
  • Sadie Longo: Charlotte Driscoll
  • Police Officer: Kohl Sudduth
  • Zach Longo: Conor Kikot
  • Madison Longo: Stella Rae Payne
  • Judge Odenkirk: Byron Jennings
  • Karen: Gretchen Mol
  • Cheryl: Betty Gilpin
  • Blaise: Seth Barrish
  • Jeffrey Gregg: Robert Stanton
  • Coroner: Michael Countryman
  • Jack Pool: Steve Routman
  • Tina Alvis: Genevieve Angelson
  • Courtroom Sheriff: Adam Mucci
  • Corey Douglas: David Wilson Barnes
  • Zak Rausch: William Jackson Harper
  • Steve Mensah: Sam Rosen
  • Jail Receptionist: Mara Hobel
  • Marcus Lickermann: David Pittu
  • Lena: Auden Thornton
  • Ibrahim: Ngo Okafor
  • Madou: Uchenna Onuaguluchi
  • Maureen Duffy: Maryann Plunkett
  • Visiting Room Guard #1: Joseph Harrell
  • Visiting Room Guard #2: Mike Houston
  • Jury Forewoman: Rosemary Howard
  • Dan Pegg: Joel Marsh Garland
  • Joy Longo: Dana Eskelson
  • Colin Parker: Peter Francis James
  • Mr. Longo: Edward James Hyland
  • Beth Tickler: Johanna Day
  • Young Woman: Georgia Ford
  • Older Man: Loudon Wainwright III
  • Female MSU Worker: Julie Sharbutt
  • Middle-Aged Woman: Eleanor Hutchins
  • Ellen Parks: Rebecca Henderson
  • Geoffrey J. Ploobtark: Jay Ferraro
  • Inmate (uncredited): Bill Walters

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Brad Pitt
  • Executive Producer: Arnon Milchan
  • Original Music Composer: Marco Beltrami
  • Editor: Nicolas De Toth
  • Editor: Christopher Tellefsen
  • Casting: Douglas Aibel
  • Music Editor: Todd Kasow
  • Producer: Dede Gardner
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Leslie Shatz
  • Screenplay: David Kajganich
  • Costume Design: Catherine Marie Thomas
  • Production Supervisor: Frank Murray
  • Producer: Anthony Katagas
  • Director of Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Chris David
  • Director: Rupert Goold
  • Stunts: Christopher Place
  • Set Decoration: David Schlesinger
  • Producer: Jeremy Kleiner
  • Still Photographer: Mary Cybulski
  • Art Direction: Deborah Jensen
  • Sound Designer: Mariusz Glabinski
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Drew Jiritano
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Glenn Kaplan
  • Production Design: Jeremy Hindle
  • Music Editor: Ted Caplan
  • Property Master: Michael Jortner
  • Art Department Coordinator: Leann Murphy
  • Script Supervisor: Mary Bailey
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Eric J. Robertson
  • Gaffer: Bill O’Leary
  • Key Makeup Artist: Sunday Englis
  • Camera Operator: Maceo Bishop
  • Dialect Coach: Leigh Dillon
  • Music Editor: David Metzner
  • First Assistant Editor: Ken Terry
  • Rigging Gaffer: Richie Ford
  • Stunts: Victor Paguia
  • Visual Effects Editor: Pinar Comezoglu
  • Key Hair Stylist: Patricia Grande
  • Makeup Department Head: Louise McCarthy
  • Stunts: Aja Frary
  • Rigging Grip: James Boniece
  • Orchestrator: Rossano Galante
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Pam DeMetruis-Thomas
  • Stunt Driver: Josh Lakatos
  • Stunts: Jay Ferraro
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Denny Kortze
  • Production Coordinator: Jamie Buckner
  • First Assistant Director: Doug Torres
  • Hair Department Head: Frank Barbosa
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Amy Pickering
  • VFX Artist: da Suel Kim
  • Stunt Double: Nikki Brower
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jennifer Ramos
  • Tailor: Olivia Barrand
  • Key Grip: Kevin Lowry
  • Stunt Double: Gianni Biasetti Sr.
  • Construction Coordinator: Danny Rovira
  • Stunts: Skyler Bonette
  • First Assistant Camera: Bas Tiele
  • Assistant Editor: Morgan Heller
  • Post Production Coordinator: Matthew Wells

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: James Franco delivers a good performance but the story is disconnected and doesn’t explain the evolution of Hill’s character. The problem is the script and the directing. You don’t get to understand where the movie is leading to or why and how are the troubles of Michael Finkel.

    The actual happenings give a good chance of telling an interesting story but this movie fails to do so.

  • Reno: **About a man who has nothing to lose and a man who can’t afford another failure!**

    It was based on the book of the same name, which was originally inspired by the real events. But there’s a striking resemblance between this and the Truman Capote story. About a man who is serving in prison for slaying a family and his encounter with a reporter/writer. And so their relationship strengthens as they sit together to discuss about each others life event. That is the main film, which covers the majority of the film, but feels like they revealed nothing much, particularly for our convince, yet the story moved forward.

    For the Truman Capote, there are two films, including the one I liked ‘Infamous’ and the other one is ‘Capote’. Besides these two, there’s another title called ‘In Cold Blood’ that reveals the other side of the event, before Truman enters the scene. So that’s what I’m interested after watching this film. Because right now they preferred to portray a struggling writer and the crime parts were not given any importance. That means it is basically about a reporter/writer doing a story/book.

    If they decide to make that one with the same cast as a prequel, then James Franco gets into an action which probably would give a good reason behind such crime where in this film the viewers can’t end watching surely what really happened. Both, Jonah Hill and James Franco was really impressive in this. Felicity Jones had the small presence, but was in a main role. It was a feature film debut for the director and he was well managed to make it decently. Overall, for me, it was a good film, not the best, but can be watched once.


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