Volcanically talented and self-immolating rapscallion Truman Capote is the subject of an upcoming documentary, The Capote Tapes, coming in 2020.
It features multiple interviews conducted by George Plimpton for his 1997 biography, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career. as well as new interviews with Dick Cavett, Andre Leon Talley, Jay McInerney, Dotson Rader and Kate Harrington.
“From Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood to his trailblazing status as one of the first openly gay public figures, no author left a more indelible mark on 20th-century America than Truman Capote,” Greenwich co-managing director Andy Bohn said in a statement.
“Truman Capote is one of history’s most prolific and mysterious writers, and we are thrilled to work with Greenwich to release The Capote Tapes so a wider audience can appreciate the essence of such a fascinating icon,” said first-time filmmaker Ebs Burnough in a statement
Mysterious? He’s one of the most talked about, written about, and relentlessly chronicled people of all time! I don’t imagine anybody has ever said of Truman: “Gosh what an interesting person, too bad there’s not a lot known about him…” But sure. Whatever. I’m sure there’s always more dirt to dig up. Of course I’ll be first in line at the theaters to see this.