Reese Witherspoon already has an Oscar for Walk The Line, but it seems like she wants to try for another as she’s in talks to take the lead role in Philippe Falardeau’s indie drama, The Good Lie, according to Variety.
The movie is about a young refugee from the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys (children who were dislocated during the war after many people were killed and hundreds of villages burned).
They develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman (Witherspoon) who is assigned to help them. However, the young man struggles to adjust to his new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.
Margaret Nagle, who wrote the script, has been trying to get a film made highlighting the plight of the lost boys of Sudan for over a decade, but previous attempts have fallen apart. She’ll be hoping she has more luck this time and that securing Witherspoon with help ensure a greenlight.