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Jonah Hill and James Franco Try to Tell a 'True Story'

The Oscars may not have loved Jonah Hill or Brad Pitt last night, and there were plenty who weren't keen on James Franco's hosting job last year, but that that won't keep the talented trio from teaming up to tell an amazing story.

Deadline reports that Franco and Hill have been cast in the Pitt-produced adaptation of Michael Finkel's memoir, "True Story."

Hill will play the former New York Times Magazine writer, whose world is turned upside down when he finds out that murderer Christian Longo (Franco), one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, has been captured, and has been using Finkel's identity while on the lam. Yet another devastating blow comes the following day, when Finkel finds himself suddenly jobless, accused of falsifying major components of an article on child slavery in Africa.

It is through these bizarre and seemingly unconnected events that Finkel finds his chance at redemption when he learns that Longo has chosen him as the mouthpiece through which his story, and pleas of innocence, will be told.

Pitt, who served as producer on his Oscar-nominated true story "Moneyball," is producing "True Story" under his Plan B Entertainment Label, which also backed Terrence Malick's Oscar-nominated film, and Pitt vehicle, "The Tree of Life."

See Pitt and Hill on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards.

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