Flash forward to less than a week after Bridget's release, Zellweger gets another chance to win over critics (and hopefully stage a real comeback) with THE WHOLE TRUTH, a crime thriller in which she's starring alongside Keanu Reeves, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jim Belushi. So far, it sounds promising, and a welcome departure from the otherwise straightforward, likable characters Zellweger normally plays.
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.
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THE WHOLE TRUTH opens in theaters and VOD on October 21.