With one Oscar under her belt for “Walk The Line,” it seems like this year, Reese Witherspoon is really gunning for another statue for her mantle. She already has “Wild” coming from Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of “Dallas Buyers Club,” and now she’s teaming with another French Canadian filmmaker for another awards-baiting drama, and the first trailer has arrived.
“The Good Lie” finds Philippe Falardeau, of “Monsieur Lazhar” fame, directing this based-on-a-true story tale about “The Lost Boys,” four Sudanese refugees who in the 1980s are taken under the wing of a plucky, single American woman. And so, the resulting movie plays pretty much on the nose of what you would expect, especially given that the trailer trumps that it’s from the folks who brought you “The Blind Side.” So subtle, this is not. But then again, it does have Corey Stoll, who we will pretty much watch in anything.
“The Good Lie” opens on October 3rd. Watch below.