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Frequent collaborators Jonah Hill and James Franco are starring in a new film together, but this time, it's no laughing matter. In True Story, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is due out in select theaters on 

The tale of a fired New York Times reporter whose identity is nicked by an accused killer sounds like a gift. Jordan Hoffman finds something hollow beneath the cinematic wrapping. True Story. Orange is the new big break …

Actor James Franco from “True Story” poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) 

The title of True Story, taken from the memoir it's based upon, seems to assure the audience of a mind-blowing premise. You won't believe what you're about to hear, it implies. The film's presumed hero, journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill), was

Frequent collaborators Jonah Hill and James Franco are starring in a new film together, but this time, it's no laughing matter. In True Story, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is due out in select theaters on