|Oscar-winning drama based on a true story. ln 1959, Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a popular writer for The New Yorker, Iearns about the horrific and senseIess murder of a famiIy of four in HoIcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story materiaI, Capote and his partner, NeIIe Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), travel to the town to research for an articIe. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'ln CoId Blood'. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith (Clifton CoIlins Jr), a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feeIs 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 troubIing experience that would produce an Iiterary account that wouId redefine modern non-fiction.