Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in and produce Disney's Tink, a live action version of the classic Tinkerbell character. The project was originally developed by Disney several years ago, with Elizabeth Banks initially attached to star, but now Reese Witherspoon is taking over as the beloved Peter Pan character. No director is attached at this time, but Disney has brought on Victoria Strouse (Finding Nemo, Finding Dory) to write the screenplay.
No story details were given, but insiders claim it will "play with the idea and the timeline" of the Peter Pan narrative. The project is being developed in the same vein as Disney's 2014 hit Maleficent, conceived as "the story you don't know" that gives fans a new perspective on Tink. Unlike the big-budget Maleficent, Tink is targeting a mid-range budget. It's worth noting that 20th Century Fox is also developing their own Untitled Tinker Bell Project, which has Melissa McCarthy attached to star as the title character and Shawn Levy set to direct.Read More
Hot Pursuit may be corning the market on fun mindless comedies this summer, and judging from the two new trailers released today, it will be a surprise hit. Especially considering both of its main stars, Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are so beloved. Here, they seem to have that perfect kind of chemistry that makes a movie like this something really special.
This latest trailer, which comes in both a domestic and U.K. version, proves that Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon isn't the only woman with a mean Justin Bieber impression. Reese Witherspoon, who goes back to her Southern roots playing an extremely petite and air-headed Texas cop, must go undercover as the teen pop idol. But that's not the only disguise her and co-star Sofía Vergara have to take on to evade both a corrupt police force and the cartel. The pair find themselves posing as a deer (or is it a horse?), a romantic couple and Mexican folk dancers.Read More
Some cinema snobs may write off the upcoming comedy Hot Pursuit as trash, but judging from the trailer, this fast-paced action caper has everything needed to make it a gigantic hit when it arrives early this summer. We have the first poster, which pairs odd couple Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon for the first, but probably not the last, time. We've also got another look at the trailer in case you missed it the first time around.
Hot Pursuit was released May 8th, 2015.Read More
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and photos from Hot Pursuit, which was previously just known as the Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Film. As you can see from the footage below, Hot Pursuit is certainly a fitting title. The story follows an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
The supporting cast is rounded out by John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Michael Mosley, Richard T. Jones and Mike Birbiglia. While Sofía Vergara is certainly no stranger to the comedy genre, after starring in Modern Family and last year's indie hit Chef, it seems like quite awhile since we've seen Reese Witherspoon in a comedy, after critically-acclaimed performances in dramas such as Wild and Inherent Vice.Read More
Reese Witherspoon has signed on to follow up her critically-acclaimed performance in Wild with Downsizing. Ironically, the actress was initially attached way back in 2009 when we first reported on the project. Paul Giamatti and Sacha Baron Cohen were also attached to star at the time for director Alexander Payne, but it never moved forward, as the filmmaker went on to make Best Picture nominee The Descendants just a few years later. Matt Damon signed on to star back in November, playing a man who believes his life would be far better off if he shrunk himself, in what is described as a social satire.
Back in 2009, Reese Witherspoon was set to play a woman who met the shrinking man, then played by Paul Giamatti. It isn't known if she will still play the same role in this incarnation. Deadline reports that timing may be an issue with Reese Witherspoon, since this project will have to wait until after Matt Damon films his Untitled Bourne Sequel for Universal Pictures.Read More
A very funny clip has arrived from the new adventure drama Wild, which showcases some of the humor in this Oscar contender starring Reese Witherspoon.
Based on the memoir of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, the story follows a woman who decides to take a three month trek through the Pacific Crest Trail, attempting to leave her troubled past and drug addiction behind. During the long walk, she finds time to reflect on her mistakes and consider where she is going in the future as she looks for inner peace.Read More
Four years after it was first announced in August 2010, Reese Witherspoon's Untitled Peggy Lee Project is moving forward once again, with Todd Haynes now set to direct.
Nora Ephron was initially attached to write and direct the biopic, although the project stalled after she passed away in June 2012. Doug Wright (Quills, Two Lovers) performed a rewrite of the screenplay. No story details were given, except that it will follow the life of famed singer Peggy Lee, whose career spanned more than 7 decades after her first #1 hit single, "Something Else Is Taking Place" debuted in 1942. The singer passed away at the age of 82 in 2002.Read More