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The Good Liar is an upcoming thriller film directed and co-produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. It stars Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren and will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Good Liar
Directed byBill Condon
Produced byBill Condon
Greg Yolen
Screenplay byJeffrey Hatcher
Based onThe Good Liar
by Nicholas Searle
StarringHelen Mirren
Ian McKellen
Russell Tovey
Jim Carter
Music byCarter Burwell[1]
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
Edited byVirginia Katz
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States



A seasoned conman finds himself growing to care for the woman he orchestrated his latest scheme against after meeting her online.



In March 2018, it was announced that Bill Condon would be directing the film, with Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren cast in the leading roles.[2][3] In April 2018, Russell Tovey and Jim Carter joined the cast.[4]

Principal production commenced on April 23, 2018, in London, England. The film was also shot in Berlin, Germany.[5]


The film will release on November 15, 2019.[6]


  1. ^ "Carter Burwell to Score Bill Condon's 'The Good Liar' | Film Music Reporter". Film Music Reporter. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Butler, Karen (April 23, 2018). "Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren start filming The Good Liar". UPI. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (March 12, 2018). "Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Bill Condon Team for The Good Liar". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Robert (April 9, 2018). "Russell Tovey, Jim Carter Confirmed for Bill Condon's The Good Liar". Variety.
  5. ^ "WB Films in Production 2018". Warner Bros. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Warner Bros Dates ‘The Good Liar’, Bill Condon’s Grifter Drama Starring Ian McKellen-Helen Mirren

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