Sony Pictures Classics hasconfirmed that it will assume domestic distribution duties on Capote, one of the remaining films produced by UnitedArtists before its parent company MGM was bought by a consortium led by SonyPictures Entertainment.

SPC has set a release datefor the film of Sept 30, which is also the birthday of the film's subjectTruman Capote.

The domestic fate of twoother high profile UA productions - John Turturro's musical Romance AndCigarettes and Terry Zwigoff's ArtSchool Confidential - has yet to beannounced.

Capote stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the legendary writerwho, in 1959, set out to Kansas to write a series of stories for The New Yorkerabout the two killers responsible for the brutal murder of the Clutter family.There he becomes entangled in the life of one of the killers Perry Smith(Clifton Collins Jr).

Thefilm is directed by Bennett Miller and is scripted by Dan Futterman based onthe book Capote by Gerald Clarke.Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, Bob Balaban, Bruce Greenwood and Amy Ryanco-star.

CarolineBaron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven produced the film, which beat to thescreen a rival project telling the same story Every Word Is True starring British actor Toby Jones as Capote, withDoug McGrath directing. Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow,Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Isabella Rossellini also star.Warner Independent Pictures is set to release that film in 2006.