The Good Lie
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Writer: Margaret Nagle
Producers: Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Imagine Ent.’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Kehela Sherwood
U.S. Distributor: Right Available
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill
With his film Monsieur Lazhar, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Canadian filmmaker Philippe Falardeau suddenly became a hot commodity and secured an English language debut starring Reese Witherspoon, an actress currently throwing herself into a gamut of independently minded film projects. While the plot sounds like a familiar configuration (several recent foreign films share a similar synopsis, like Terraferma or Le Havre), the director’s pedigree has us hopeful that this is definitely worth seeking out.
Gist: A Sudanese refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States.
Release Date: Reportedly in post-production, this seems like a vehicle prime for awards consideration grooming, so a later year premiere should be expected.
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