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Reese Witherspoon to reunite with Walk The Line director

Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line

Story by Jack Foley

REESE Witherspoon is to reunite with James Mangold, the director of Walk The Line.

The pair will work together on Three Little Words, an adaptation of the memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, which is described by The Hollywood Reporter as a true-life Dickens-esque tale of a young Florida girl who entered the child welfare system when she was four.

The project will focus on the relationship between the girl and the unpaid volunteer (to be played by Witherspoon) who discovers her nine years later.

The volunteer must search for and convince the girl’s biological mother to surrender her parental rights so the teen can begin a new life.

Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play the role of the girl’s mother, although they have yet to be concluded.

The script has been written by Lewis Colick (The Fighter) and Michael Petroni (The Book Thief).

Mangold has recently completed work on summer blockbuster The Wolverine, which reunites him with Hugh Jackman, while Witherspoon – who won her Oscar working on Walk The Line – is also in talks to star opposite Keanu Reeves in sci-fi love drama Passengers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Passengers would shoot after Words, in the first quarter 2014.

Witherspoon will also be seen in the forthcoming release Mud, which is released in UK cinemas this week.

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