Warner Bros just unveiled the trailer for "The Good Lie," starring Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll, as well as Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were children of war. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.
The new movie is directed by Philippe Falardeau, the writer and director of "Monsieur Lazhar," which was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. It's set to hit theaters on October 3rd.
Trailers with inspiration music is never a good sign. However, despite some poor choices in movies, I've always thought Witherspoon is a an exceptionally strong actress (Freeway and Election are the f*cking cat's pajamas) and if anyone can rise above the cliché 'white person helping third-worlders' role, she certainly has what it takes.
Not to be cruel, but I really don't give a f*ck about Hollywood making bank on a movie about a bunch of Africans murdering each other, and if Hollywood isn't going to donate the bulk of this film's earnings to the victims of that war, they shouldn't have made the damned movie.