Superbad star signs on to Ricky Gervais project February 12, 2008 Jonah Hill stars in This Side of the Truth. Superbad star Jonah Hill has signed on for upcoming Ricky Gervais comedy This Side of the Truth. Gervais will play lead man Mark, who discovers he can lie in a world where only the truth exists. He uses his new found ‘superpower’ to woo Jennifer Garner’s character- a woman clearly out of his league (no matter how funny The Office was). Jonah Hill will play the neighbour to Gervais’ character. The film is Gervais’ first effort at directing a feature film and has an expected release of 2009.