MGM, New Line Partner for Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara Action Comedy

Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon
Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon
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New Line/Warner Bros. is partnering with MGM to co-produce a female buddy action comedy that will star Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

The project is currently untitled but was previously titled Don’t Mess With Texas and was in development at MGM.

With the boarding of New Line, the project will now begin production later in May in New Orleans. A release date of May 8, 2015, is being planned.

The movie centers on an uptight, by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) who is trying to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss (Vergara) as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Anne Fletcher is directing. David Feeney and John Quaintance wrote the script.

Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea are producing with Dana Fox. Vergara and her manager, Luis Balaguer, are executive producing.

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