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Reese Witherspoon to star in and produce The Beard

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Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

Reese Witherspoon sure does option a lot of stuff – but doesn’t seem to make a lot of movies (never easy getting a movie up, regardless of whose name is on the ‘letter of intent’). Makes sense then that her latest venture be something she’s merely a hired-gun on.

The “Walk the Line” actress is set for producer Peter Chernin’s romantic comedy “The Beard”, which she’ll also snag a producing credit on.

Based on a spec script by Becca Greene, the movie assumingly – I don’t know, neither do THR who reported Witherspoon’s attachment to the project – fixes on a woman’s gay pal pretending to be her straight partner.

Witherspoon is currently filming the slightly meatier “Devil’s Knot”, about the West Memphis Three.

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Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

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