Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener2 posts
3 Feb, 2006


Film Appearance

Keener plays Harper Lee in this biographical crime drama directed by Bennett Miller. In 1959, Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides the case will be the basis for his next, and what turns out to be last, book. He goes to Kansas to research In Cold Blood, and forms a relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers, now on death row.

She’s a very private person, and you know, I did as much as I could in terms of reading anything I could find on her, including re-reading her book and watching the film again. I did find some essays that she wrote for I believe like McCall’s and some other magazines, ladies’ magazines which illuminated some things, for me anyway, in terms of what things she cared about in her life.

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