We're Presenting A Screening Of James Franco and Jonah Hill's True Story. Wanna Come?
For a couple of dudes who broke on through into the American mainstream as the bromantic interests of the yuck monkey that is Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill have sure come a long way.
These days, Hill's firmly established himself as a serious actor capable of catching Academy Award nominations (The Wolf of Wall Street). And Franco? He somehow finds himself in the enviable position of being able to justify even his most asinine of actions as art.
Of course, the fact that these two are playing against one another in the upcoming, Brad Pitt-produced True Story is but one of the reasons why this new movie, due out wide on April 17, looks like a compelling watch. The film's plot, too, intrigues: It tells the story of an accused murderer named Christian Longo (Franco), who assumes the identity of disgraced former New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Hill) as he's on the lam from the authorities, and who later attempts to get Finkel to share his story with the world. It really is a true story, too — or “true, to a degree,” according to the Times, which is a fairly remarkable concession given that the Times has a not-so-pretty dog in this here fight.
Check out the trailer below.
Now, here's the really awesome part: On Wednesday, April 15, Fox Searchlight & Regency are inviting you and a guest to see the film before its formal release as part of a free screening that we at Central Track are helping to present at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station.
If you want passes to this one, head here, where you can register to attend and print out your pass, which you'll need to bring with you to get into the screening itself. Just note that the same first-come, first-served rules apply to this one as with all screenings: These passes will get you in, but they don't guarantee you late entry. Once the theater is full, you won't be able to get in, so be sure to get to the spot early.