Everyone knows Oscar voters love a dame. That’s Dame Helen Mirren to be precise, who stars alongside Sir Ian McKellen in the awards-friendly fall release “The Good Liar
,” a tense romantic thriller from “Kinsey
” director Bill Condon
. The Oscar winner (Mirren) and two-time Oscar nominee (McKellen) play two people in a new courtship with deceptive underpinnings. Russell Tovey
(“Looking”) and Jim Carter
”) round out a cast of heavy hitters that is sure to pique certain Oscar voters’ interest.
Per the official synopsis: “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.”
Condon reunites with McKellen for a fourth time since directing him in “Gods and Monsters