Actress in negotiations to star opposite Gervais
Jennifer Garner is in final negotiations to star opposite Ricky Gervais in the indie comedy “This Side of the Truth.”
Film is set in a world where lying doesn’t exist. Story centers on an Everyman (Gervais) who figures out how to lie and uses his newfound ability to woo a beautiful woman way out of his league (Garner) and become a success at work. Script was penned by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, who also are set to direct.
Lynda Obst and son Oly Obst are producing.
Media Rights Capital is financing the project, which is set to shoot in the spring.
Garner is currently starring on Broadway in “Cyrano de Bergerac” opposite Kevin Kline and will next be seen in Fox Searchlight’s “Juno,” which unspools Dec. 5. In February, Garner will begin filming New Line’s “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” opposite Matthew McConaughey.
She is repped by Endeavor and Management 360.