'The Good Lie' Starring Reese Witherspoon to Portray Christian Faith Amid Persecution in Sudan Civil War

by Christian Examiner |

A new movie called "The Good Lie" is set to attract a strong Christian audience when it is released later this year, as it tells the story of the civil war in Sudan, with the plot focusing on issues such as persecution and Christian faith.

The film, which stars Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon, will follow the story of "the Lost Boys" of Sudan, who are forced to flee their homeland after civil war breaks out.

The movie will document the group's struggle as they try to escape intensifying persecution, and draws out various Christian themes to portray their story as they adapt to life as refugees.

Witherspoon's character is based on the real life story of a woman who took in four Sudanese boys during the horrific conflict. "

A trailer for the movie has been released, with the description stating: "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."

"The Good Lie" is scheduled to be screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and hits theaters October 3, 2014. The movie's trailer is shown below: