Mirren, McKellen to star in ‘The Good Liar’

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Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Actors Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren have been cast as the leads in the drama “The Good Liar”.

The film will be directed by Bill Condon, who has also helmed Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. Condon will also produce with Greg Yolen, reports variety.com.

“Mr. Holmes” writer Jeffrey Hatcher wrote the screenplay for “The Good Liar”, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.

“The Good Liar” is a reunion for Condon and McKellen, who previously collaborated on “Gods and Monsters” and “Mr. Holmes”.

McKellen will portray a career con artist who can hardly believe his luck when he meets a well-to-do widow, played by Mirren.

As she opens her home and life to him, he is surprised to find himself caring about her.

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