Not gonna lie, I am psyched for this film.
I’m not kissing up to the UK audience, or the Ricky Gervais audience, or even the comedy audience, it’s just that this trailer charmed my pants off. Here’s why: Growing up, one of my friends was briefly convinced he invented masturbation. It wasn’t his fault, he just stumbled across the method (see, grandma, it IS natural!) and thought he could make millions by selling the secret. And that’s the exact attitude this trailer takes: what happens when you discover the greatest thing ever and you invented it? When that thing is lies, it means you can do anything.
In The Invention Of Lying, Ricky Gervais plays Mark, a man living in a world where everyone tells the truth. That is until one day, Mark’s synapses fire especially hard and he invents the lie.
Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Louis CK, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, Christopher Guest and Ricky Gervais Podcast staple Karl Pilkington are just a few of the fantastic folks rounding out the cast.