Warner Brothers has released an official trailer for The Good Liar from Academy Award winner Bill Condon, who previously directed everything from Gods and Monsters, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls to Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, both parts of The Twilight Zone: Breaking Dawn, and Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast.
The movie stars fellow Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and nominee Ian McKellen. It’s based on author Nicholas Searle‘s novel of the same name, with the screenplay written by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova). It once again re-unites McKellen and Condon, who previously worked together on Gods and Monsters, Beauty and the Beast, and Mr. Holmes, which was also written by Hatcher.
You can find a synopsis for The Good Liar and watch the trailer below.
The New Line Cinema drama “The Good Liar” pairs Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Gods and Monsters”) on the big screen for the first time.
Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Gods and Monsters,” directed and produced the film from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Mr. Holmes”), based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle.
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
“The Good Liar” also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”).
Greg Yolen also served as producer, alongside Condon. The executive producers were Richard Brener, Andrea Johnston, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Anjay Nagpal, Jack Morrissey, and Nick O’Hagan.
The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Tobias Schliessler (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Mr. Holmes”), production designer John Stevenson (BAFTA nominee, “Burton and Taylor”), editor Virginia Katz (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Mr. Holmes”), and costume designer Keith Madden (miniseries “Patrick Melrose,” “Mr. Holmes”). The music is composed by two-time Oscar nominee Carter Burwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Carol”).
The Good Liar is set to be released in theaters on November 15th.