Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen have both signed on to star in thriller The Good Liar.
The film is being directed by Bill Condon, with whom McKellen has worked on numerous occasions including Mr Holmes, Beauty and the Beast and Gods and Monsters.
The Good Liar follows career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen), who can’t resist one last score when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online.
As the woman opens up her home and life to him, the man is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into a treacherous tightrope walk as all is not what it seems.
It’s thought the project will shoot before McKellen begins work on the West End production of King Lear.