Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More Unfortunate than Infamous

in-fa-mous (adjective) 1. having an extremely bad reputation 2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation

un-for-tu-nate (adjective) 1. suffering from bad luck 2. marked by or inviting misfortune

Friday the 13th (October 13, 2006) Infamous will come out in theaters in the US (at least in LA and New York) after a premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Infamous tells this story (from While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote (Jones) develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Sound familiar??? It's a very similar story to 2005's Capote which received 5 Academy award nominations including the best actor Oscar for Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Bummer for Toby Jones who is playing the part of Truman Capote. Toby Jones, is best known to me for playing the voice of Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Smee in Finding Neverland.

Bummber for Sandra Bullock who is playing the part of Harper Lee which Catherine Keener got a supporting actress nod for last year.

Bummer for Douglas McGrath who wrote and directed this fun and gutsy film when Bennett Miller was nominated for best director last year and Dan Futterman was nominated for best adapted screenplay last year.

Bummer for Warner Independent who are distributing Infamous.

Bummer, bummer, bummer.

The cast for infamous also includes soon-to-be-James-Bond Daniel Craig & Lee Pace (playing the killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock) as well as stars Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, and Sigourney Weaver.

See the trailer here.

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Carlos Reyes said...

I think it is way too early for this film to come out...great cast though!!!! I'm anxious to see the performance of Toby Jones...we'll see, I loved CAPOTE ****

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Terence Towles Canote said...

I think this is a real case of bad timing. It has a great cast, but sadly I think it will forever be known as that other Truman Capote movie.

Paula said...

Yup, bad timing. But it might work in their favour. Maybe people will go see it to see which one they liked better.

Christian said...

very bad timing - they should have waited a few years

Um Naief said...

Bad timing, but I didn't like the first one, so hopefully this one will be much more involved and give much more detail. Great cast.

is that so wrong? said...

I'm wondering if this film will be swept under the rug completely.... even its high-wattage cast might not even be able to convince the studios to trumpet it.

I really like Catherine Keener and all, but her performance in Capote was overhyped and subdued to the point of forgettable, i.e. not Oscar-worthy at all. I'm really curious to see how Sandra Bullock does it.