|Oscar-winning drama based on a true story. ln 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 HoIcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story materiaI, Capote and his partner, NeIIe Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), traveI 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 would be his greatest work, 'ln CoId BIood'. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especiaIIy with Perry Smith (CIifton Collins Jr), a quiet and articuIate man with a troubIed history. As he works on his book, Capote feeIs some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to heIp the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeling deepIy conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict 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.