The63rd Venice Film Festival has announced that new Truman Capote drama Infamous will open the Orizzonti competition section.
Infamous stars Toby Jones asCapote alongside Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich,Jeff Daniels and Gwyneth Paltrow. It is directed byactor-writer-director Douglas McGrath, whose credits as a director include Emma (1996) and Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and as ascreenwriter, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway.
WarnerIndependent Pictures' Infamous is based on George Plimpton'sbook Truman Capote: In Which VariousFriends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career.
Infamous focuses on the sameperiod of his life as the Oscar-winning Capote,during which the writer developed a close relationship with convicted murderersDick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Producedby Jocelyn Hayes, Anne Walker-McBay and Christine Vachon, Infamous will have its world premiere onAugust 31 in the Orizzonti (Horizons)section which is dedicated to cutting-edge films.
Thisyear the festival, which runs Aug 30-Sept 9, is expected to award a Lifetime achievementaward to David Lynch, who should present his new film