Ricky Gervais stretched his acting skills to the limit as a man who can see spirits in new film GHOST TOWN - because he doesn't believe in them.
The Office creator plays Bertram Pincus, who is revived by medics after dying for seven minutes, and discovers he can connect with supernatural beings.
But the part is an unlikely role for the funnyman - because he thinks ghost stories are just superstition.
And he has rubbished reports he fled the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood after finding out it was haunted.
A spokeswoman for the star says, "There is no truth in that - Ricky has never stayed there, and he doesn't even believe in ghosts. He certainly wouldn't leave a hotel for that reason."
Ghost Town is due for released on 24 October (08).