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'The Good Lie' Tackles Civil War in Sudan, Persecution and Christian Faith in New Trailer

August 14, 2014|10:42 am

"The Good Lie," an upcoming film that tells the story of "the Lost Boys" of Sudan who flee the country after civil war breaks out has a new trailer for faith-based viewers.

The film stars Academy Award Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon and focuses on the journey of Christian Sudanese refugees from their homeland to America. It documents their plight when fleeing from persecution, uses Christian themes to communicate the story and displays the difficulty when they attempt to blend in with American culture.

Witherspoon's character is based a real woman who took in four Sudanese boys during the conflict. "The Good Lie" also stars "House of Cards" actor Corey Stoll. The new trailer is geared towards a faith-based audience and highlights some of the Christian elements in the film.

"They were known simply as 'The Lost Boys.' Orphaned by the brutal Civil War in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort largely led by churches would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America," read the trailer's description.

"The Good Lie" is produced by Alcon, the same studio that brought "The Blind Side" and "Dolphin Tale" to theaters. It was written by Margaret Nagle and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filming for the movie took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

It is scheduled to be screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and hits theaters on Oct. 3 of this year.

The Christian Post attended an exclusive screening of the film this month and will be posting a review later this year.

Source URL : http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-good-lie-tackles-civil-war-in-sudan-persecution-and-christian-faith-in-new-trailer-124830/