Career con man Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.
Legendary actors Mirren (Oscar winner, “The Queen”) and McKellen (two-time Oscar nominee, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Gods and Monsters”) star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama from New Line Cinema about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.
“The Good Liar” was directed by Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Gods and Monsters,” from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Mr. Holmes”), based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle.
The starring cast includes Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”). The film was produced by Greg Yolen and Bill Condon. Richard Brener, Andrea Johnston, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Anjay Nagpal, Jack Morrissey, and Nick O’Hagan were the executive producers.
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” opens in theatres on Friday, November 15, 2019.
New Line Cinema presents, in association with BRON Creative, a 1000 Eyes Production, a Bill Condon Film, “The Good Liar.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity.