Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema drama The Good Liar, starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.

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Helen Mirren

Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Gods And Monsters, is directing from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes) based on the book by Nicholas Searle.

The film follows a career con artist (McKellen) who meets a wealthy widow online (Mirren). Also in the cast are Russell Tovey and Jim Carter.

Director Condon is also producing alongside Greg Yolen. Executive producers are Jack Morrissey, Nick O’Hagan, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Cloth. The project is being made by US outfit New Line with Canadian company Bron Creative.

The film will shoot in London and Berlin and will be released in 2019 via New Line-owner Warner Bros.