Back in June this here little blog had an item on “All Good Things,” a drama starring Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst that was filming in New Milford and Waterbury.
I reported that the movie was based on the life of troubled real estate heir Robert Durst.
From the original post, which I later revised (tell me this won’t make a great movie):
“. . . the movie is apparently about the early 80s disappearance of Kathleen McCormack, wife of Robert Durst, of the Manhattan real estate dynasty.
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.”
That post got me into hot water with the “All Good Things” publicist, who called me a few times and sent me a few e-mails saying my information was 100 percent dead wrong, and that “All Good Things” was not, NOT about the Durst saga.
I revised my first post and then posted the publicist’s statement.
Well, The New York Observer just came to my defense.
“Sources confirmed that the film is indeed based on the Durst family, despite earlier assertions to the contrary. In June, the movie industry blog, Hollywood Chainsaw, was reprimanded by a publicist for the film:”
Amy, a publicist from “All Good Things,” (which filmed recently in New Milford and Waterbury) sent me an e-mail Monday explaining the film’s plot. She said that info previously posted on this here blog, which said the movie is based on the Robert Durst saga (obtained from the CT Film Division Web site), is incorrect.
“Amy is the one who appears to have been incorrect. The next day, a little-noticed post on The New York Times City Room blog reported that the film is indeed based on the Robert Durst story . . .”
Score one for me! Where you at, publicist Amy?!?!?!?