Michael C. Hall will star in the indie drama “Christine”, based on a true story about a suicidal reporter, according to The Wrap. Antonio Campos is directing the film which chronicles the final months of a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television in the 1970s.
Timothy Simons and Rebecca Hall also joined. Tracy Letts, J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”), Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Jayson Warner Smith (“Rectify”) co-star in “Christine,” which Campos will direct off a script by Craig Shilowich.
Based on a tragic true story, “Christine” stars Rebecca Hall as news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself live on the air in Florida in 1974. Chubbuck carefully planned her suicide and even wrote a script for her program that included a third-person account of the shooting to be read by whichever staff member took over the broadcast after the incident. Fourteen hours after she was taken to the same hospital that she had predicted, she was pronounced dead.