Hollywood came to Nashville Friday as Music City’s own Academy Award-winning actor Reese Witherspoon and others involved with the film The Good Lie (along with media from around the world, stars from the “Nashville” TV series and many others) descended on Belcourt Theatre.
In the feature, Philippe Falardeau (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film Monsieur Lazhar) brings the story of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, their survival and triumph to life. Along with Witherspoon, the film stars Corey Stoll (TV’s “House of Cards”); real-life Sudanese refugees Arnold Oceng (BBC’s “Grange Hill”) and newcomer Kuoth Wiel; Ger Duany (I Heart Huckabees) and rapper Emmanuel Jal, who were both former child soldiers and lost boys; and Femi Oguns (BBC’s “The Casualty”). Rounding out the cast are Sarah Baker as volunteer Pamela Lowi; Mike Pniewski as Mamere’s boss; and children of real-life Sudanese refugees Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale, Thon Kueth, Beng Ajuet and Kejo Jale as the younger lost boys.
The film will open in select theaters on Oct. 3. Click here to visit the feature’s official site.