'True Story': odd tale of journalist, murderer's exchanges

April 15, 2015 4:30 PM

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Although the chilling new true-crime drama "True Story" - starring Jonah Hill and James Franco - is based on journalist Michael Finkel's decade-old memoir of the same name, its ironically slanted title and stranger-than-fiction subject matter couldn't be more timely today.

A dramatization of Finkel's complicated, entangled relationship with killer Christian Longo, "True Story" is being released during a time when the cultural conversation - thanks to HBO's Robert Durst tale, "The Jinx;" the podcast "Serial;" and Rolling Stone's University of Virginia rape-story fiasco...

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