They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, writer and director of the Oscar--nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar,” brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon in a film written by Margaret Nagle, writer of the award-winning HBO projects “Boardwalk Empire” and “Warm Springs.”
The Good Lie Release Date
In Theaters October 3, 2014
The Good Lie Credits
Starring:Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Kuoth Weil, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker
Written By:Margaret Nagle
Directed By:Philippe Falardeau
Produced By:Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Mickler Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill
The film will center on a young Sudanese refugee who along with three others win a lottery that allows they to take a new home in the U.S. Witherspoon will play a brash American woman assigned to help the four, dubbed The Lost Boys.
Apr 03, 2013
Corey Stoll And Sarah Baker Join Reese Witherspoon In The Good Lie
The Legally Blonde beauty reportedly is in talks to star in The Good Lie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The based-on-true-events story follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery and is transferred to the United States.
Jan 25, 2013
Reese Witherspoon Adding The Good Lie To Her Full Plate