Benicio Del Toro To Re-Team With Oliver Stone For ‘White Lies’ | Film News


Director Oliver Stone has set his next picture and is reportedly looking to do something a little different. Usually he’s one for big, sweeping epics often revolving around real-life figures, but this time the controversial filmmaker will be directing what’s been described as an “intimate” drama set in New York.


Titled White Lies, the film will play out over three generations and follow Jack, a child of divorce now set on repeating his parents’ mistakes in his own marriage with his troubled son. Feeling trapped, he attempts a lust-filled journey to free himself but ends up falling even further away from the man he wants to be. Then he finally meets a woman with a life completely opposite to his own.


Stone has penned the script himself, and Benicio Del Toro has been cast in the role of Jack. The duo have previously worked together on 2012’s Savages, and have recently been working on project independently for American network, Showtime. Stone made the much-hyped Putin Interviews, while Del Toro will star in Ben Stiller‘s upcoming limited series, Escape at Dannemora.


Stone isn’t quite the interesting filmmaker he was in the 80s and 90s, and could do with a comeback film of sorts. It’s a smart decision to move away from his love of chronicling famous figures, at least for now, and focus on simply crafting a good film. Re-teaming with a pro like Del Toro is a good start, and for now we’ll wait on more casting details.



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