Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Gad Head to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball

Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Gad Head to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball

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Jack O'Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz and Josh Gad are to star in US romance Party Of The Century, based on Truman Capote's infamous Black and White Ball.

American Splendor writer-director team Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman are behind the New York-set movie, which is due to shoot later this year.

Bankside will launch the project to buyers in Cannes.

Inspired by an apocryphal tale, Party of the Century is described as an unexpected love story between Pete (O'Connell), a working-class elevator operator, and Fawn (Moretz), a beautiful Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to Capote's iconic masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Beauty And The Beast star Gad will portray Breakfast at Tiffany writer Capote.

Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process Media. Bankside Films will handle international sales, with CAA and Bankside co-representing North American rights. …

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