Stephen Fry’s ‘The Liar’

The Liar, based on the best-selling semi-autobiographical comic novel by internationally renowned British institution Stephen Fry, is a fast-paced, rude and very funny comedy about learning to accept who you are in life.

It’s the coming of age tale of an unashamedly clever public school student Adrian Healey as he moves from being an outsider in English public school life to life at Cambridge where he finds minds as devious as his own, his school pranks somehow getting him embroiled in an international espionage case.

Adapted by Tony Hagger, it is a wonderfully dark comedy in the spirit of Fry and by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Wordplay, hilarious antics, misdemeanours and misdirects are all part of the rich tapestry of this story which has been described as “Ferris Bueller meets Four Weddings and a Funeral via Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels”.

The Liar is in financing and pre-production stages, and has been awarded funding by MEDIA and Creative England and has Ingenious Media backing it.

Gary Shaw (Moon) is to DP and we have a very exciting cast lined up making it a ‘Best of British’ ensemble. Official announcement to follow.

A brilliant, manipulative young man, who has a strong compulsion to lie, becomes embroiled in an elaborate ‘game’ of lying and finds himself in a world where nobody can be trusted. This is the educational career of public school student Adrian Healey (Stephen Fry’s alter-ego, and an inveterate liar), whose school pranks somehow get him embroiled in an international espionage case.

Logline:

The Liar is an account of a public schoolboy who sees a proficiency in the fibbing department, and the heartache of a schoolboy crush, open up a marvellous fictional world of espionage.

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