Ricky Gervais’s The Invention of Lying Trailer


Well this is a pleasant surprise for a Friday afternoon! The first trailer for the co-writing/co-directorial debut of British comedian Ricky Gervais, The Invention of Lying, has just arrived online. I’ve been excited to see what he can do with a movie that he has actually written himself since I was pretty disappointed with his first starring vehicle Ghost Town. It looks like there is a good chance this will make up for it, although I must admit, the trailer does play a little dry and obvious. Fortunately, the concept has so much potential and the supporting cast is so impressive that I’m already sold.

The Invention of Lying takes place in a world where everyone tells the truth, even if it means hurting someone’s feelings… because, well, they don’t know any better! In this world, the concept of lying hasn’t been invented yet, but Ricky Gervais plays a man who will become the world’s very first liar. The cast also includes Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Jason Bateman, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Christopher Guest, Martin Starr, Patrick Stewart, Jeffrey Tambor, and of course, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. Is that enough funny people for you? The trailer premiered over at Yahoo! UK; I’ll have an embedded version after the jump as soon as it becomes available. The Invention of Lying hits theatres on September 25th.

  • Henrik

    This trailer skips. Go to the yahoo page to see it.

    I am looking forward to this, even though Matthew Robinson, everything I’ve read by him seems horrible and he seems like an idiot (he did put The Wrestler as his no. 1 last year though, but for wrong reasons) so I’m kind of worried there. I am the most excited by Cemetery Junction because Merchant is writer/director and I know him to be hilarious and sharp.

    Hard to judge by the trailer I agree, there could be some actual Gervais-esque humor that they don’t want to show in the trailer, because what’s in there didn’t seem special at all. The concept is interesting, but could end up like Bruce Almighty where it’s just wasted.

  • rob

    The cast is dynamite. Looking forward to it.

  • jer

    actually stephen merchant is not the writer/director of Cemetery Junction, he is the Co-writer/Co-directer along with ricky gervais.
    that is all.

  • Jennifer Garner and Tina Fey in one movie! Is there enough Vaseline…oh, I guess I shouldn’t tell the truth on these things…

  • Goon

    Even though I already own them, today I bought the Complete series package of the Office for 5 fucking dollars. 5 dollars! at the Superstore. wtf?

    So I’m selling the individual sets to Beat Goes On for a modest profit.

  • Is Ricky Rubio really THAT popular or is he just a newbie to this whole fame thing? being drafted in NBA will likely make you popular

  • Goon

    I cant believe Ghost Town had such great reviews. it was near impossible to even sit through.

  • Neil M

    I was surprised that you guys slammed Ghost Town as hard as you did. It was not THAT terrible; it was passable at the very least. I’d see this based on the ending to that trailer alone.