PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "We had James (Franco) first up, and I found it difficult to cast the other role I actually have to admit...I just needed someone who was inherently sympathetic and who would deliver a kind of soulfulness and vulnerability and I think, for all his kind of high velocity kind of comedy, I think there is something in Jonah that is quite...he's very good at playing a damaged quality... I'm really interested in shame in men and how that manifests itself in both of these characters. I thought Jonah would bring a nuance to that."
— U.K. theater director Rupert Goold at Sundance on casting Jonah Hill as a fallen journalist in his feature debut "True Story"
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