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the invention of lying trailer

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Ricky Gervais’ upcoming THE INVENTION OF LYING (formerly known as THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH) starring Jennifer Garner, Stephen Merchant, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Louis CK, Rob Lowe, Jason Bateman (Teen Wolf Too), Patrick Stewart, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, and Gervais himself has a trailer.

A man discovers how to lie and uses it to become rich and famous.  I have been following this movie for over a year and from what I read in the script to people’s reviews thus far (like J.J. Abrams), it’s going to the Oscars by the sounds of it.  Gervais deserves a little more gold anyways for being so awesome.

CoF Looks At: this side of the truth

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

I may as well turn CoF into a Gervais fan site hey?  Well this is basically a reminder if you don’t already know (shame on you) that Ricky Gervais will be releasing his movie currently titled THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH (imdb seems to be going under another title) sometime soon.  Directed by  Gervais and Matthew Robinson, from their own script, the film is set on an alternate Earth where no one has ever lied, and stars Gervais as a performer who tells the world’s first lie, coming to wield its power for personal gain.  I read somewhere (lost the link sorry) that there would be Oscar buzz around this script.  That would be something.


This movie is going to be awesome for many reasons.  Let’s take a look.


Gervais is blogging his experience of working on this movie, from his collaboration with co-writer and director Matt Robinson (“During the [conference] call me and Matt passed each other off-putting notes and obscene pictures to make each other laugh. I lost, and at one point had to leave the room”) to observations about picking out costumes as an actor (“Some directors/lead actors would choose their wardrobe based on style, creation of original iconography and aesthetic enhancement of the fictional world. I chose mine based on comfort, how long they take to get in and out of and on what I would want to keep when the movie is complete.”)


His blog is hilarious and more often than not he doesn’t even talk about the movie, he will go on about current events and such.  He keeps you up to date on his Audio Books and TV appearances.  Really handy one stop shop for a Gervais fan.  Look at cast. Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman(Teen Wolf Too), Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe, the great Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Christopher Guest! And Jeffrey Tambor.  This is going to be awesome.

COMING SOON: Official title, release date, and poster.