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There's Going to Be an HBO Documentary About Robert Durst

File this one under Can't Wait: Robert Durst, estranged scion of the New York City real estate Durst dynasty, will be the subject of an upcoming six-part documentary on HBO titled "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," the Times reports. Now 71, Durst's life has been controversial and fascinating, to put it mildly. His first wife disappeared in 1982 and has never been found. Though the case went cold for a while it was reopened in the mid '90s, prompting Durst, for whatever reason, to flee to Galveston, Texas and disguise himself as a mute woman. In 2000, his friend, confidante, and de facto spokeswoman Susan Berman was found shot in the back of the head, in another case that remains unsolved. And, cementing his reputation as a guy who maybe murders people, Durst later stood trial for beheading his Galveston neighbor in 2001 in an act of self-described self-defense. Somehow acquitted of the murder charges, he went on to serve just over three years in prison for two counts of bond jumping and one count of evidence tampering. Though, for obvious reasons, he has remained silent in the press for all these years, he sat for over 25 hours of interviews with filmmakers Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling. The Durst Organization is already calling the film "a self-indulgent work of fiction" and "rival[ing] the great works of propaganda."

Sounds like this is going to be pretty good.
· Stranger Than Fiction? Try Fact [NYT]
· Robert Durst coverage [Curbed]
· Durst Organization coverage [Curbed]