Rob Lowe has been set to star with Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner in This Side of the Truth, a comedy Gervais and Matt Robinson wrote together and will co-direct, reports Variety.
The film was set up as part of the Media Rights Capital slate; MRC made a distribution deal with Warner Bros. The film will be produced by Lynda Obst and Oly Obst. Shooting begins in the spring.
The comedy takes place in a world where everybody tells the truth. Gervais plays a storyteller whose job is to ramble on about the 1300s. Faced with losing his job because his terrain is a boring period in history once he gets beyond the Black Death, he invents lying as a way to save himself. Lowe will play his arch nemesis.