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Reese Witherspoon bringing Great Expectations to TV

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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.

‘Great Expectations’ – hmmm, sounds like Reese Witherspoon’s motto post-Oscar Win for “Walk the Line”.

The “Just Like Heaven” sweetie has inked a deal to bring Charles Dicken’s classic to to The CW. She’ll produce alongside Mills Goodloe, who is also penning the pilot.

The Hollywood Reporter says the update “revolves around a small-town girl with big dreams of making it in the city who is quickly disillusioned by the harsh reality of living in San Francisco — that is until her fortunes unexpectedly turn thanks to an anonymous benefactor.”

Witherspoon would’ve been perfect to play the part herself, fifteen years ago.

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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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