‘A Little White Lie’ Trailer: Michael Shannon And Kate Hudson Star In A Mistaken Identity Comedy Next Month

When one thinks of Michael Shannon, comedy isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. It’s those intense eyes, right? Anyway, he is actually quite a funny guy, see Knives Out and Bad Boys 2 as examples, and he gets to put those skills on display in A Little White Lie, a film that pairs him with Knives Out 2‘s Kate Hudson.

Directed by journalist-filmmaker Michael Maren (A Short History of Decay) and based on the Chris Belden novel, the story centers on a down-on-his-luck handyman who is mistaken for a famous writer and invited to a literary festival where he is treated like a king. But when the real author shows up, he is revealed as an imposter.

The film features quite a talented ensemble. Joining Shannon and Hudson are Zach Braff, Kate Linder, Aja Naomi King, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, M. Emmet Walsh, Jimmi Simpson, and Don Johnson.

A Little White Lie opens in theaters, VOD, and digital on March 3rd.

“Shriver (Michael Shannon), a down-on-his-luck handyman who has never read a book in his life, is mistaken for a famous writer that has been in hiding for over 20 years. With nothing to lose, he accepts an invitation to attend a college literary festival and finds himself surrounded by adoring fans and an English professor (Kate Hudson) who captures his heart. Shriver must do whatever it takes for his shot at love in this fish-out-of-water comedy.”


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.