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Ricky Gervais' This Side of the Truth Is Going to Be So Awesome

Ricky Gervais' This Side of the Truth Is Going to Be So Awesome

First off:
This Side of the Truth, written and directed by Ricky Gervais, looks like it's going to be awesome. The story is set in a world where no one has ever lied, and, according to Gervais, he plays "a loser who discovers one day that he, and only he has the ability to lie. In a world where no one even understands the concept of lying, everyone totally believes, without question anything I tell them. I can say anything at all and they accept this as the gospel truth. I can get anything I want. Or can I?"

Gervais is awesomely 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.")

Look at all the ridiculously cool people in this movie. Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe and Louis C.K. are confirmed, while Gervais has stated on his blog that Tina Fey, Christopher Guest (Christopher Guest!), Jeffrey Tambor and John Hodgman have also been cast.

This is going to be awesome.

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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
This sounds WONDERFUL! I love Ricky and the film sounds so original!
dmg923 dmg923 9 years
This sounds great! Can't wait!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
I loves me some Ricky G- I can't wait!
briggs313 briggs313 9 years
That is such a unique concept, i'm pumped!
trish0683 trish0683 9 years
I am SO excited excited for this movie. It sounds like it will be awesome and they are filming it in the Boston area. I love it!
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I cannot WAIT for this movie. Thanks, Buzz! :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
all those people will be in it?! that is super-cool! this movie sounds like a lot of fun!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Wow, fun! Sounds like an original concept. I bet he'll be hilarious.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Ooh, he talked about this a while back in an interview over here. I was super excited then and even more now!
DCStar DCStar 9 years
OK this news thrills me! I'm a lover of the british version of The Office. Ricky made his character soooo uncomfortable to watch, I got so squeamish, I just loved it. And I'm with you (Christopher Guest!!!!!) And Tina Fey!
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