The Good Lie screenplay is a drama film written by Margaret Nagle and directed by Philippe Falardeau. The movie was shot in Atlanta, Georgia and South Africa. Important players; Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker. It was first screened in the special presentations section at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival before its release in the United States, and was also screened for the benefit of UNICEF at the International Greenwich Film Festival on November 22, 2014.