Ugandan-born actor Arnold Oceng (‘My Brother The Devil’) has landed the lead in Philippe Falardeau’s drama ‘The Good Lie.’
Set to begin shooting next week, the drama is inspired by true events and follows “a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.”
As previously reported, Reese Witherspoon is attached to co-star, taking the role of a brash American woman assigned to help the Lost Boys. Corey Stoll (‘House Of Cards,’ ‘Midnight In Paris’), and Sarah Baker (‘The Campaign’) recently signed on for supporting roles.
Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill of Black Label Media are financing and producing with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Kehela Sherwood. The screenplay was penned by Margaret Nagle (‘Warm Springs’).