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"Jonah Hill, James Franco in Brad Pitt's 'True Story'"Jonah Hill and James Franco been set to star in the forthcoming drama movie ‘True Story’, which would be produced by Brad Pitt.

Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt have been set to reunite again, after they worked together for the Oscar nominated movie ‘Moneyball’. The ‘Tree of Life’ actor is producing a movie ‘True Story’ based on a memoir by journalist Michael Finkle who was a writer at The New York Times magazine in 2002. The 28-year-old ‘Knocked Up’ actor would tackle the role of Michael Finkel in the upcoming movie.

Besides, Jonah Hill will be joined by the 33-year-old ‘127 Hours’ actor James Franco, who is expected to play the character of a criminal Christian Longo. The movie would be produced through Brad’s banner Plan B. In the memoir, Finkel ‘The New York Times’ writer learns that Longo a criminal one of the FBI Ten Most Wanted List, who killed his family was caught in Mexico. Here comes the problem, as Longo has been surviving with Finkel’s identity.

Due to this, Finkel gets fired by the magazine’s editors reasoning that Finkel had manipulated few parts of an investigative article. As Finkel’s career appears to be over, Longo makes a sudden confession that he would talk to the real Finkel who was a journalist. Longo’s admission pits Finkel into an unlikely relationship with the accused murderer, who tried to prove his innocence. However, it was like an opportunity for Michael Finkel to unveil the mystery and might redeem his journalist career.

Rupert Gold has been reportedly tapped to serve as the director of the upcoming drama movie ‘True Story’. Jonah Hill will next be seen in the upcoming movie ’21 Jump Street’, while he is filming another flick ‘Neighborhood Watch’ opposite Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. He has also been set to voice the character in animated movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. As for James Franco, he has got multiple projects in his kitty including ‘Lovelace’, ‘Spring Breakers’, ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ and ‘The Iceman’.

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