The Weinstein Company is teaming up with Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski's Flying Studios to produce a TV series adaptation of Truman Capote's classic non-fiction book In Cold Blood. The book was previously adapted into feature films such as 2005's Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, 2006's Infamous starring Toby Jones and 1967's In Cold Blood starring Robert Blake. Here's what Harvey Weinstein had to say about the project in a statement.
"Truman Capote's In Cold Blood has been riveting audiences since it first hit the literary scene almost 50 years ago, and it continues to have that same thrilling, timeless appeal today. We are extremely excited to be partnering with Gary, Doug and the whole Flying Studios team to bring what's sure to be an unbelievable series to TV viewers."
Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski will produce, with Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) set to write the script. In Cold Blood was originally a four-part serial in The New Yorker before it was published in 1966 by Random House, going on to become the second highest selling true crime book of all time. The story follows the gruesome 1959 murders of a Kansas farm family and the aftershocks it had on the community at large and the two men who committed the killings, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. Truman Capote and his friend Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) both traveled to Kansas where Truman developed a personal relationship with the killers. It took him over six years to finish the book.