Writer Truman Garcia Capote has been brought to the screen several times, most notably during the face-off between Capote and Infamous. The latest person stepping into the role is Beauty And The Beast’s Josh Gad, who will star alongside Jack O’Connell and Chloe Grace Moretz In Party Of The Century.
American Splendor writing/directing duo Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman have come up with the script, which takes place during the infamous Black And White Ball that Capote threw in 1966, attended by a thronging mass of people from all strata of ’60s society. Stories about what went on still resonate, though the directors have been inspired by an apparently apocryphal tale to emerge from the night.
O’Connell will play Pete, a working-class lift operator who develops feelings for Fawn (Moretz) a Hollywood ingenue who scores an invite to the party. “Our film is a delicate balance of worlds converging at a pivotal moment in time,” the filmmakers tell Screen International. “Jack, Chloe and Josh are brilliant performers who can embody these worlds while bringing the electricity and pathos required to make the story fly.” Pulcini and Springer Bergman are looking to kick off shooting later this year, and sales company Bankside will be touting the rights in Cannes.
O’Connell has been working on Scott Frank’s TV Western Godless and is attached to play Alexander McQueen for a new biopic. Moretz has November Criminals due this year and will be seen in the Suspiria remake. Gad is one of the passengers in Murder On The Orient Express, due here on 3 November.