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Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in Philippe Falardeau's indie drama "The Good Lie" at Black Label Media.

The story follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys.

They develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to his new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Falardeau ("Monsieur Lazhar") helms from a script by Margaret Nagle. Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Kehela Sherwood will produce.

Source: Variety »

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