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Move over, Martin Scorsese.
Reese Witherspoon is removing prepared to take a chair in a director’s chair.
The Oscar leader tells me that she might be directing soon.
“I’ve indeed been meditative about it,” Witherspoon exclusively told me currently during Variety‘s Power of Women gala. “I’m indeed operative on a plan right now.”
She wouldn’t brief on details, though we can’t wait to hear what she has adult her sleeve.
Witherspoon jumped into a producing universe recently with her initial film being a box bureau strike Gone Girl. Next up, she constructed and is starring in Wild, and instrumentation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on a Pacific Crest Trail.
Both cinema are already being buzzed about for Oscars.
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“The place and a position that I’ve had we feel a shortcoming to take caring of others, assistance tell some-more women’s stories [and] get a word out there that women are complex, energetic [and] interesting,” pronounced Witherspoon, who was respected during a celebration for her work with The Malala Fund. “We’re not only one thing or another.”
Oprah Winfrey, who comparison Strayed’s book as a initial collect for a launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, has already thrown her support behind Wild.
She was a warn guest when a film premiered during a Telluride Film Festival this summer.
“Oprah is amazing,” Witherspoon told me not prolonged after Telluride. “She is unequivocally unbelievable. She is such a force and a fact that she motionless to come and support us for Wild, we were anxious and honored.”
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In August, Deadline Hollywood reported that Witherspoon’s prolongation association Pacific Standard and Nicole Kidman‘s Blossom Films were set to co-produce a arriving film instrumentation of a New York Times bestselling novel Big Little Lies. Both actresses will also co-star in a movie.
Other Pacific Standard projects embody Don’t Mess With Texas, a comedy with Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara, and film formed on a life of thespian Peggy Lee.
Pacific has also bought a rights to children’s book Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp and a novel The Engagements.
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