This well-cut trailer for Douglas McGrath‘s Infamous (Warner Independent, 10.13) is fascinating and strange. An undeniable “here we go again” feeling — Truman Capote, Perry Smith, “Nell” Harper Lee, etc. — with a somewhat brighter, less austere tone than Bennett Miller’s Capote.

Toby Jones, Hope Davis in Douglas McGrath’s Infamous

A friend says it’s quite good — I won’t see it for another two weeks or so. Toby Jones is obviously much more of a close physical emodiment of Capote than Phillip Seymour Hoffman was. The costars are Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson and Sigourney Weaver.
I still say Warner Independent should have released this last year along with Capote. It may or may not have competed in terms of Oscars, but anybody who saw one would have had to have seen the other. It would have been fascinating with everyone comparing the two. It would have been wild…trippy. But corporate egos got in the way.