Director Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) has signed on to the comedy Rule #1 starring Reese Witherspoon. According to THR, Witherspoon will play “34 -year old woman trying to cope with OCD, who takes in a young woman with ADD and her newborn baby in an effort to face her anxieties and ultimately get her estranged husband back. The resulting effort takes the woman’s already chaotic world spinning into the next level.” How does that get her husband back? “Look, honey! Now I can get the baby to flip the light-switch five times when I leave a room!” But I bet she’s going to learn some great life lessons and show that pesky obsessive compulsive disorder who’s boss. Hopefully Hunt—who earned an Oscar nomination for Frozen River‘s screenplay—will be able to provide some weight to the project.
Witherspoon will next be seen in the action-comedy This Means War (even though it looks like director McG has totally forgotten the “comedy” part). She’s also co-starring in the indie flick Mud and she’ll lead the romantic comedy Wish List.