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The New Line Cinema dramatization "The Great Liar" pairs Oscar winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen") as well as two-time Oscar candidate Ian McKellen ("Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Gods and also Monsters") on the big screen for the very first time.
Expense Condon, the Oscar-winning film writer of "Gods and also Beasts," routed and generated the movie from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher ("Mr. Holmes"), based upon the extensively well-known novel by Nicholas Searle.
Profession con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly think his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her house and also life to him, Roy is shocked to locate himself appreciating her, transforming what need to be a cut-and-dry rip-off into one of the most treacherous tightrope stroll of his life.
"The Good Phony" also stars Russell Tovey (TELEVISION's "Quantico") and also Jim Carter (TV's "Downton Abbey").
Greg Yolen also worked as producer, along with Condon. The executive producers were Richard Brener, Andrea Johnston, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Fabric, Anjay Nagpal, Jack Morrissey, and also Nick O'Hagan.
The innovative filmmaking group consisted of director of photography Tobias Schliessler ("Elegance and also the Monster," "Mr. Holmes"), production designer John Stevenson (BAFTA candidate, "Burton and also Taylor"), editor Virginia Katz ("Charm and the Beast," "Mr. Holmes"), as well as costume designer Keith Madden (miniseries "Patrick Melrose," "Mr. Holmes"). The music is composed by two-time Oscar nominee Carter Burwell ("3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "Carol").
"The Excellent Liar" was recorded on location in London and Berlin. It opens in theaters on Friday, November 15, 2019.
New Line Cinema presents, in association with BRON Creative, a 1000 Eyes Manufacturing, a Bill Condon Film, "The Excellent Phony." The movie will be distributed by Detector Bros. Images. It is ranked R for some solid physical violence, as well as for language as well as short nudity.