Ricky Gervais to star in ‘Truth’

Ricky Gervais will take on the starring role in “This Side of the Truth.” The Media Rights Capital-financed comedy shoots in the spring. Gervais had committed to co-direct the comedy with his co-writer Matt Robinson. Film marks Gervais’ feature directing debut and first major project since wrapping the HBO series “Extras.” “This Side of the Truth” is set in a contemporary world where no one has ever lied. Gervais will play a performer who tells the first lie and harnesses its power for personal gain.

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