The movie is based on a T.C.Boyle short story that originally was published in the "New Yorker." In the story, a man tells a fib in order to get out of work. That lie ultimately changes the course of his life.
Leonard plays Lonnie, the man who calls in sick one day. Jess Weixler plays his wife.
Mary Pat Bentel serves as producer.
Leonard made his name in the 1999 "Blair Witch Project" and has appeared in HBO's "Hung" and Showtime's "United States of Tara."
"The Lie" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.