Reese Witherspoon follows 'Rule #1'

Screenplay by Terrel Seltzer at Fox Searchlight

Terrel Seltzer has sold her original screenplay "Rule #1" to Fox Searchlight, with Reese Witherspoon attached to star and produce.

Brad Epstein ("About a Boy") is producing the project, about a New York woman who befriends a Puerto Rican girl with attention deficit disorder.

Seltzer, who is repped by Paradigm and Manage-Ment, wrote the Fox comedy "How I Got Into College" and co-wrote the George Clooney-Michelle Pfeiffer romantic comedy "One Fine Day."

Witherspoon, repped by CAA and Management 360, most recently starred in "Four Christmases" and lent her voice to DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens," which has grossed $374 million worldwide. She will next appear in the untitled James L. Brooks feature hitting theaters in December 2010.

Through her Type A Films, Witherspoon has produced "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde," "Penelope" and "Four Christmases." She is also developing "Around the World in 80 Dates" and "Bell Witch" at Universal.