Fox 2000 has indeed officially closed its deal for the Gayle Tzemach Lemmon book Ashley’s War. The deal was made by UTA, on behalf of lit agent Elyse Cheney. Another opportunity for Reese Witherspoon to craft a film with a heroine that rarely crosses your desk if you sit back and wait for these roles to be dropped in your lap. The role of White would likely be played by a younger actress–she died at 24–but Witherspoon barely flinched when David Fincher didn’t see her for the lead in Gone Girl. They have plenty of time to figure this stuff out.
Fox 2000 and Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Natalie Krinsky ended last night very close to winning a book rights auction to Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield, a Gayle Tzemach Lemmon book that Harper will publish late next month. It’s the story of the creation by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command of a pilot program that allowed elite women soldiers on the battlefield with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010. The unit, CST-2, brought together a hand-picked group of women from the Army, and that included 1st Lieutenant Ashley White, who would become the first CST member killed in action.
This continues an intriguing and proactive second career wind for Witherspoon, who, with Papandrea, produced both Wild and the David Fincher-directed adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl, with both films in the Best Picture race. Witherspoon was Oscar nominated for Best Actress for her Wild performance as Cheryl Strayed, who hiked the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail in an attempt to heal from personal tragedy and the self-destructive path she had been on. Now they’ve got another major book to shape, with an intriguing female protagonist at its center.
The first official poster for Hot Pursuit has been released on the movie’s Facebook page earlier today. Check out in our gallery:
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The nominations for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards were released earlier today and Reese was one of them. The ceremony will be hosted by Amy Schumer, the telecast will air LIVE on April 12 in Los Angeles.
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Emma Stone – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Shailene Woodley- The Fault in Our Stars
Reese Witherspoon- Wild
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy
You can start voting for Reese at the official MTV website. Congrats, Reese!
Even after all these years since Friends has ended, Jennifer Aniston still considers Reese Witherspoon to be a part of her family and talks about their friendship. Watch below:
As reported earlier, Reese attended the 87th Annual Academy Awards last night. Unfortunately, she lost the Best Actress award for Julianne Moore. You can check a lot of photos from the red carpet and the show, she present an award too.
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Soon, we’ll add the pictures from the press room and the Vanity Fair Party. Stay Tuned!
Reese is looking gorgeous tonight, she’s wearing Tom Ford. And here’s the first look of her at the 87th Annual Academy Awards red carpet. Make sure to check back later for more pictures and coverage! Stay tuned!