• Publication date: November 12, 2009

Infamous

On November 16th of 1959 Capote comes across a small article in the New York Times describing the murder of a family in Holcomb, Kansas. His research in Holcomb would form the nucleus for his bestseller 'In Cold Blood'. Capote forms a very strong bond with Perry Smith, one of the two killers arrested, who eventually would recount the events of the night of the murders, and ask that Capote be present at their execution...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

December 29, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ December 29, 2016 19:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Douglas McGrath's 'Infamous' is a tour de force, based on the 1997 George Plimpton book which describes the happenings and life of avant-garde author Truman Capote during the late 50s to the mid 60s when he was working on his seminal bestseller 'In Cold Blood'.

On November 16th of 1959 Capote (Toby Jones) comes across a small article in the back pages of the New York Times describing the murder of a family in Holcomb, Kansas. Initially Capote went down to Holcomb with his friend and author Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock) to interview the residents of the town that had this gruesome murder happen in their midst for a magazine article. Capote would later decide he had enough material for a nonfiction novel, which would become the influential 'In Cold Blood'. He would befriend the lead detective on the case, Alvin Dewey (Jeff Daniels) which gives him the opportunity to interview the 2 killers that were arrested;  Richard Hickock and Perry Smith (Daniel Craig).

Capote forms a strong bond with Smith, who eventually would recount the events that transpired the night of the murders, and ask that Capote be present at his and his partners execution...

Starring:

  • Toby Jones
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Lee Pace
  • Daniel Craig
  • Jeff Daniels
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

Directed by:  Douglas McGrath

Rating:  R for language, violence and some sexuality.