is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote, following the events during the writing of Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood
. The movie was filmed mostly in Manitoba
, in the autumn of 2004, and was released on September 30, 2005, to coincide with what would have been Truman Capote's 81st birthday. Capote is portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
The plot of the film begins with the discovery of the dead bodies of the Clutter family in late 1959 by a family friend. While reading The New York Times
, Truman Capote is riveted by the story of the family and calls William Shawn, then the editor of The New Yorker
, to announce that he will personally document the tragedy.
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