Though doomed to be known as the other
Capote movie, UK theater director Douglas McGrath's INFAMOUS isn't a Johnny-come–lately coattail rider to Bennett Miller-Dan Futterman's CAPOTE (2005), which won star Philip Seymour Hoffman an Oscar for his performance as the flamboyant author. Both projects were in development at the same time and derive from different sources, respectively Gerald Clarke's Capote
and George Plimpton's oral history Truman Capote
. The raw material — the writing of Capote's true-crime "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood
, which simultaneously made his career and destroyed him personally — is the same, but the emphasis is di...