Written by Lucas C Haberstich
No stranger to comedies, Rob Lowe just signed on to star in This Side of The Truth, joining Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner for the Warner Bros comedy.
Shooting begins this spring on the script written by Gervais and newcomer Matt Robinson; the pair will also co-direct.
Variety's plot synopsis:
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.
Sounds like a little gem of a plot. Gervais will be believable as the original liar and has proven his ability to amuse while gibbering and Lowe has a history of memorable spots as a comedy nemesis (Wayne's World; Tommy Boy). Now maybe it's his smug good looks or his shady Brat Pack past, but everyone enjoys seeing Rob Lowe get his comeuppance.