|Oscar-winning drama based on a true story. In 1959, Truman Capote (PhiIip Seymour Hoffman), a popuIar writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseIess murder of a famiIy of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story materiaI, Capote and his partner, NeIIe Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what wouId be his greatest work, 'ln Cold BIood'. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especialIy with Perry Smith (CIifton Collins Jr), a quiet and articulate man with a troubIed history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to help the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeIing deeply confIicts with his need for cIosure for his book which onIy an execution can provide. That confIict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that wouId produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.