Helen Mirren, Sir Ian McKellen to star in screen adaptation of psychological thriller The Good Liar

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are set to star in New Line's drama The Good Liar. The film will be directed by Beauty and the Beast helmer Bill Condon.

PTI March 13, 2018 13:08:24 IST
Helen Mirren, Sir Ian McKellen to star in screen adaptation of psychological thriller The Good Liar

Veteran actors Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are set to star in New Line's drama The Good Liar.
The film will be directed by Bill Condon, who most recently helmed Disney's Beauty and the Beast, reported Deadline.

Helen Mirren Sir Ian McKellen to star in screen adaptation of psychological thriller The Good Liar

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. Image from Twitter/@TheInSneider

Condon will also produce with Greg Yolen. Jeffrey Hatcher has written the screenplay for The Good Liar, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. New Line acquired rights to the book two years ago.

The film revolves around career con artist Roy Courtenay (McKellen), who 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.

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