Capote - (released Monday)

PUBLISHED: 13:52 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

Capote

Capote

PHILLIP Seymour Hoffman s captivating performance in Capote earned him a well-deserved Oscar. Hoffman plays the eponymous writer, who learns of the brutal murder of an entire family in Kansas in 1959, and becomes intrigued by the circumstances surroundin

PHILLIP Seymour Hoffman's captivating performance in Capote earned him a well-deserved Oscar.

Hoffman plays the eponymous writer, who learns of the brutal murder of an entire family in Kansas in 1959, and becomes intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the killings.

His research with friend and fellow novelist Harper Lee led him to write In Cold Blood, a 'non-fiction' novel that was hailed as a literary masterpiece on its publication.

The film follows the strange and difficult journey Capote takes, and the lies and insincerity he must deploy in order to get a story that nearly crushes him.

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