Stars clamor for roles in Gervais' 'Truth'

Feb. 7, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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LOS ANGELES , Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Jonah Hill and Louis C.K. have signed on to star in Ricky Gervais' big-screen directorial debut "This Side of the Truth."

Gervais, who will also appear in the comedy, is co-writing and co-directing the movie with Matt Robinson. The film is to start shooting in April.

Gervais is best-known for starring and co-writing the acclaimed British television comedies "Extras" and "The Office."

Hill recently starred in the smash hit flick "Superbad," while C.K. is known primarily for his stand-up comedy work and will be seen soon in the feature film "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins."

The pair will join Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe in "This Side of the Truth," a movie about a world where almost nobody lies, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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