“The Lie,” actor Joshua Leonard’s first solo directing credit, was generally well received by critics at Sundance earlier this year following its world premiere. Our own Eric Kohn wrote, “A basic domestic drama with flashes of light comedy, the movie feels both cautionary and sincere about the prospects of running away from debilitating mistakes.”
The trailer for the drama is now online and judging by the preview, it looks like a pretty solid first outing. (However, heads up to the editor: This was an official selection for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, not Sundance 2010 as the trailer currently displays five seconds in.)
Based on a short story by T.C. Boyle, “The Lie” centers on a young couple whose dreams of a wild life together are interrupted when a baby comes into the mix.
Leonard displayed great natural acting chops in films as varied as “Higher Ground,” “Humpday” and “The Blair Witch Project.” Here’s hoping he milked out similarly fine turns out of the cast he assembled for this project.
“The Lie” opens in select theaters on November 18 through Screen Media Films.