Reese Witherspoon (This Means War) is set to return to the world of romantic comedies in The Beard, a Chernin Entertainment picture scripted by Becca Greene (Good Vibes). The film features Witherspoon’s character
growing a beard and attempting to enter a lumberjack competition as a woman who appears in public as a date for gay men, to give the illusion that they’re actually heterosexual. THR reports that Witherspoon will produce Greene’s first feature script alongside Peter Chernin.
Witherspoon is currently shooting Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three picture, Devil’s Knot and has the indie drama Mud, opposite Matthew McConaughey, wrapped up.