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Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ Optioned For Television

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Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ Optioned For Television

The Weinstein Company plans to bring Truman Capote’s 1966 true-crime book “In Cold Blood” to life on television as an event series.

Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios are set to produce, with Kevin Hood (“Become Jane”) attached to write the screenplay.

Originally serialized in “The New Yorker,” “In Cold Blood” chronicles the brutal 1959 murders of the Kansas farming family the Clutters — the husband and wife, and two of their four children — the effect the crime had on the community and the two men who were eventually convicted and hanged for the killings.

The book has been directly adapted twice, as a film in 1967 and as a television miniseries in 1996. However, two other films have focused on Capote’s experiences during the six years in which he researched “In Cold Blood”: 2005’s “Capote,” for which star Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award, and 2006’s “Infamous.”

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