Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are set to star in the Bill Condon-directed thriller “The Good Liar” for New Line Cinema.
Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, McKellen plays career con artist Roy Courtnay who attempts one last big score after meeting a wealthy widow named Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. However, once Betty opens her heart to Roy he finds himself caring about her in a way that threatens his planned swindle.
Condon was previously attached to “Bride of Frankenstein” but with the Dark Universe slate on indefinite hold, he’s moving on to this. Condon will direct from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher. Greg Yolen will produce and Jack Morrissey, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth are executive producing.