Non-Durst-Like Saga Filming Locally

robertdurst.jpg<– Robert Durst 

UPDATED UPDATE: 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

Amy, a publicist from “All Good Things,” sent me an e-mail Monday explaining the film’s plot.

She said that the info posted below, which said the movie is based on the Robert Durst saga, is incorrect.

She sent along a new plot summary which reads as follows:

All Good ThingsStarring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst and directed by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans), All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s.

She also sent a follow-up e-mail responding to my questions about whether the movie is, at least, inspired by the Durst saga.

“The info from me is the correct one. I work with the producer and that is what I have given out to the press.

This, in no way, is based on any book. The script was written by the director, Andrew Jarecki, one of the producers, Marc Smerling and Marcus Hinchey.”

UPDATE: The “All Good Things” plot summary on IMDB has been changed (I think) and I just received a call from the movie’s publicist saying the film is the Robert Durst story, even though the CT Film Division’s plot summary says (as of 2:23 p.m. Thursday, June 19) Dunst is playing Katie Durst.

I’m waiting for an e-mail from the publicist, but here’s the blurb from the CT Film Division site: (SEE ABOVE)

A detective begins to unravel a missing-persons case that looks to spell doom — and quite possibly death — for the heir to a New York real estate dynasty. Based on the murder of Katie Durst in 1982.Starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, Directed by Andrew Jarecki.
Here’s my original post:

 “All Good Things,” a flick starring Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling, has been filming in New Milford, Waterbury and New York City in recent weeks.

NT scribe Nanci Hutson had a story on it a few weeks ago, when the movie crew set up shop at The Basket Shop in Gaylordsville.

There’s not much in the press about the movie, although Just Jared described it as “a romantic murder mystery.”

Hopefully that description is wrong, because the movie is apparently about the early 80s disappearance of Kathleen McCormack, wife of Robert Durst, of the Manhattan real estate dynasty.

(Again, I’m waiting for a publicist to clarify)

(UPDATE: The film’s publicist insists it is not based on the Durst saga.)

Her disappearance and the ensuing investigations took more turns than a James Ellroy novel. Among the highlights:

A New York City detective (after retiring I believe) looked into the case, as did the New York State Troopers over in Somers, N.Y. who poked around a lake in Lewisboro in the late 90s, if I remember correctly.

(The troopers’ press clippings allegedly set off an internal struggle for the spotlight with then Westchester D.A./former media darling Jeanine Pirro)

A person with (potential) information about the cold case was murdered in 2000, just before investigators were scheduled to chat with her.

Durst, never charged in connection to his wife’s disappearance, was charged with killing his elderly neighbor and chopping him up into pieces.

He was on the run from authorities for a short time and was taken into custody after being spotted disguised as a woman.

Durst was found innocent.

Does that sound like a “romantic mystery” to you?

More on the Durst story here and here’s the CT Film Division blurb on “All Good Things.” (UPDATE: The publicist for the film is also asking that blurb to be corrected)

There’s a great photo gallery buried in the Rep-Am’s Web site from when the movie shot in Waterbury.

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