Reese Witherspoon to star in, produce bachelor party-themed comedy 'Who Invited Her?'


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Water for Elephants lead and recent recipient of the MTV’s Generations Award Reese Witherspoon has set up her next movie project: EW has confirmed that she’ll star in — and produce — the  comedy Who Invited Her? from DreamWorks Studios. The project’s official logline describes it as a movie “about a woman who insists on tagging along on a guy’s bachelor party weekend.” Could it be The Hangover with a female component? Surely sounds like it. And who wouldn’t want to channel a little bit of that Hangover box-office magic?

Novelist Sascha Rothchild, who is writing and executive producing her book How To Get Divorced By 30 into a comedy for Universal, is set to pen the script, while The Soloist‘s Gary Foster and Russ Kransnoff will produce alongside Witherspoon, who has recently been taking more behind-the-scenes roles in movies like the yet-to-be-released comedy This Means War, which stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine.

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Read more:
Water for Elephants review
The Return of Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon on EW’s Inside Movies blog

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  • Toobe

    It will be funnier than the Hangover if a woman’s gonna write it. Just like BRIDESMAIDS, this will have, in addition to raunchy antics, insightful comedy and heart, like only women can write.

    • Jenckles

      Not to take anything from women screenwriters (Bridesmaids is hilarious, and there are amazing female written/directed movies coming/came out this year like Meek’s Cutoff, Sleeping Beauty, and We Need to Talk About Kevin), but what you said is extremely idiotic and moronic.

    • Roy Munson

      Toobe, are you sexist much?

    • BobS

      Tell me Toobe…..Is there ANYTHING that a woman cannot write and or relate BETTER than a man, simply by virtue of her genitilia?

  • Sellt

    Sounds like the kind of film Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts would make. Actually, it sounds like any generic “quirky gal tries to muscle in on the guys’ turf” ever made…EPIC FAIL

  • Barry

    Who the hell cares; she’s washed up.

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  • Michael

    sweet she so sexy and is a good actor

  • dee123

    I wish her & Cameron Diaz would stop pretending they’re 21.

    • Sellt

      Yeah, can’t they see they are ancient and decrepit? I mean, they are are 35 and 38, they should be sitting at the Assisted Living, drinking metamucil and watching Golden Girls. Do they have any shame? Who the hell wants to see two half-zombiefied old mummies like the 35year-old Reese and the 38-year-old Diaz doing movies? Jeez…

      • OK

        Um yeah, like Moki said below there are many men that are in their 40s and 50s that are still considered sexy. I mean, Harrison Ford is practically called a sex symbol still and he’s like 70. The double standards are very annoying.

    • 12345

      How does Reese pretend like she’s 21?


        Lets look at the men side of it. Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are in their 40s and are still viewed as sex symbols and nobody says a thing.

      • Jo

        Exactly. And look at men in their sixties and pushing sixties like Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, still playing the action hero… If they are allowed to do that, then let women play romantic idealists till they are Betty White’s age.

    • bhud

      I see what Dee is saying. Like this sounds like something Emma Stone should be starring in. Why was Reeses last love interest King of the Screaming Tweens Robert Pattinson? Unfortunately due to double standards, talented actresses like that look desperate in fare like Bad Teacher to remain relevant. And of course this wouldnt be an issue if the movies were good.

      • dt

        The book her last movie was based on called for a ten year age difference between the two characters.

      • kevin

        Why does this part sound particularly young? I really don’t understand that arguement, the average age that people are getting married is getting closer to 30, so it is perfectly feasible that this is a story about a group of 27-32 year olds, which Reese can certainly still pass for, she looks better than most 25 year olds.

      • John036

        Emma Stone is probaly to me, the funniest girl if the this decade. I agree, Emma should be starring in this

  • ben

    Can everybody PLEASE STOP COMPARING BRIDESMAIDS OR ANY MOVIE WITH A WEDDING TO THE HANGOVER? The movie wasn’t that funny and Bridesmaids is a hit on its own merrit!

    • tom

      reese may have lost some merit over the years….but there is no denying she is hot funny and can act……stop hating as most of you do and just remember “RAY” where she was dramatic and awesome….and her comedies rock….tell me who does not remember the “bend and snap” you all do! What I love is you all sit here and think your 23 posts are gonna hurt someone….stop hating….you know you watch everything they sell!

      • tom

        ben my comment was not meant towards your comment….wanted on the page….however your statement is a bit weird….which side are you on?

    • bhud

      ben, we cant. especially since there would have been no bridesmaids had the hangover never happened. the parallels between the two are just too obvious to ignore. also and its not the wedding, all these new movies are depicting the debaucherous events surrounding the wedding. a slight, but important distinction. An actuslly wedding movie (somethnig borrowed, jumping the broom, etc) is a genre all its own

  • Brynna

    Sounds like fun. Love Reese.

  • Liz

    Love that girl!

  • mm

    Reese W. is one of the best actresses around. I hope she stars in movies until the day she dies

  • Ash

    …yet another dumb comedy

  • Jonathan

    I’m sick of everything being compared to The Hangover when it isn’t much to be compared to.

  • CiCi

    This is going to tank big time. Reese just doesn’t have the pull anymore. I feel sorry for her because her last two have bombed so bad that she’s getting desperate. If she’s producing some of her own money must being used and that’s even scarier. Reese doesn’t have the pull like Bridesmaids and we are all over illegally blonde.

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