Thursday, 1 September 2016

Reese Witherspoon set for indie comedy Home Again

Although she has been splitting more of her time between producing as well as acting recently, Reese Witherspoon (Wild) is still spending a lot of time in front of the camera. News arrives via Variety that she is taking the lead in a new indie comedy called Home Again.

Hallie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of writer and director Nancy Meyers (The Holiday), is firmly following in the family business and has written the script, intending to direct it starting in the autumn.

The story finds a recently separated mother of two moving to Los Angeles to regain her life, but inviting chaos in when she agrees to help three charismatic young guys.

Meyers-Shyer has been developing the film for a while, and had Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class) previously attached the lead. Now, with an assist from her mother, she has secured Witherspoon's services, which should help the eventual film find distribution.

Witherspoon is juggling various projects as a producer, and will be back on our screens, or at least her voice will, in Illumination's animated musical comedy Sing, which arrives in cinemas 27 January. She has also been working on both sides of the camera on HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which should hit the channel next year.

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