The Good Liar Movie

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A life-long con man thinks he lands a perfect mark when he meets a wealthy widow, but she has a secretive past that may foil his plans.

Who's Involved:

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Bill Condon, Mark Lewis Jones, Aaron L. Gilbert, Russell Tovey, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jim Carter, Jason Cloth, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Laurie Davidson, Greg Yolen, Jack Morrissey, Michael Culkin, Hans Taub, Phil Dunster

Release Date:

Friday, November 15, 2019 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

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Crew: Who's making The Good Liar

A look at the The Good Liar behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Bill Condon last directed Beauty and the Beast and Mr. Holmes. The film's writer Jeffrey Hatcher last wrote Mr. Holmes and The Duchess.


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Jeffrey Hatcher


Bill Condon
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Production: What we know about The Good Liar

Key Facts

  1. Based on the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Searle.

Filming Timeline

On or about November 16, 2018, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 16, 2018, the film was in Completed status.

On or about April 24, 2018, the film was in Production status.

Principal photography began late April 2018 on location in London.

On or about March 16, 2018, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about March 20, 2016, the film was in Development status.

New Line has picked up the rights to the Nicholas Searle novel.

The Good Liar Release Date: When was it released?

The Good Liar was released in 2019 on Friday, November 15, 2019 (Nationwide release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Charlie's Angels, The Report and Ford v Ferrari.

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