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Reese Witherspoon to star in “The Beard” romantic comedy

Reese Witherspoon to star in “The Beard” romantic comedy

PanARMENIAN.Net - Reese Witherspoon is heading back into romantic comedy territory with The Beard, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Chernin Entertainment has dipped into its discretionary fund to pick up the project, a spec script by Becca Greene.

Witherspoon will star in the project and produce with Peter Chernin.

While it might be tempting to see a story about Witherspoon growing facial hair, the “beard” in the title refers to a member of the opposite sex -- usually a woman -- who acts as a date for a gay person, giving the illusion the person isn’t gay. Story details were not revealed.

Witherspoon is shooting Devil’s Knot, Atom Egoyan’s take on the West Memphis Three murder case that also stars Colin Firth. She also has the indie drama Mud, with Matthew McConaughey, in the can. Her most recently romantic comedy was the action-filled This Means War with Tom Hardy and Chris Pine; the movie grossed $156 million worldwide.

Green was a staff writer on Good Vibes, an MTV series of animated shorts created by David Gordon Green and starring the voices of Adam Brody and Josh Gad. This is her first feature script.

Witherspoon is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson. Greene is repped by CAA and managers Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen.

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