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The Invention of Lying Details


Ricky Gervais directs himself in The Invention of Lying, a comedy in which everyone in the world tells the truth except for one misfit in the film industry, who after discovering the act of lying, milks it to become the world's most phenomenal performer. Matthew Robinson will co-direct from his own script, which he and Gervais collaborated on. Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, and Louis C.K. co-star in the Media Rights Capital production, with John Hodgman, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, and Jeffrey Tambor rounding out the rest of the cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

  • Release date:October 2, 2009


Ricky Gervais
as Mark Bellison
Jennifer Garner
as Anna McDoogles
Louis C.K.
as Greg
Rob Lowe
as Brad Kessler
Jonah Hill
as Frank
Jeffrey Tambor
as Anthony
Fionnula Flanagan
as Martha Bellison
Tina Fey
as Shelley
Christopher Guest
as Nathan Goldfrappe
John Hodgman
as Wedding Overseer
Nathan Corddry
as News Reporter
Jimmi Simpson
as Bob
Jason Bateman
as Doctor
Martin Starr
as Waiter #1
Donna Sorbello
as Anna's Mother
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Landlord
Stephanie March
as Blonde
Alton Fitzgerald White
as Angelo Badsmith
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Jim the Bartender
Edward Norton
as Cop
Roz Ryan
as Nurse #1
Michael Patrick Gough
as Homeless Man
Arnie Burton
as Waiter at Fancy Restaurant
Ashlie Atkinson
as Bank Teller
Bobby Moynihan
as Assistant
Shaun Williamson
as Richard Bellison
Stephen Merchant
as Man at the Door
Cole Jensen
as Short Fat Brian
Conner Rayburn
as Son
Lisa Paige Robinson
as Arguing Girlfriend
Matthew Stadelmann
as Arguing Boyfriend
Dreama Walker
as Receptionist
Rachel Harker
as Woman in Business Suit
Tate Ellington
as Waiter #2
Ken Cheeseman
as Shouting Man
David Pittu
as Tour Guide
Nada Despotovich
as Nurse #2
Joe Badalucco
as Blue Collar Guy
Celeste Oliva
as Secretary


Matthew Robinson
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
Oly Obst
Dan Lin
Lynda Obst
Sue Baden-Powell
Matthew Robinson
Ricky Gervais
Tim Suhrstedt
Tim Atack
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Gill
Alexander Hammond
Production Designer
Priscilla Elliott
Art Director
Rachel Abarbanell
Associate Producer
Terry Dougas
Executive Producer
Sue Baden-Powell
Executive Producer
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
Executive Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Kathleen Rosen
Set Decorator
Glenn Freemantle
Sound/Sound Designer
Lynn Kressel
Francine Maisler
Matthew Baker
Second Assistant Director
Wendy Cox
Unit Production Manager