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Reese Witherspoon Committed to Break Into the "Midnight"

May 31, 2007 09:01:27 GMT

Reese Witherspoon has signed up to star in a remake of the Claudette Colbert classic "Midnight" (1939).


Reese Witherspoon is ready to break into the "Midnight" now that Universal Pictures has revealed plans to develop a remake of the 1939 comedy, starred the late Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actress Claudette Colbert.

Michael Arndt, who won the Oscar for "Little Miss Sunshine", will pen the redo. "'Midnight'" has long been one of my favorite films, and it is easily one of the best comedies of the '30s," Arndt said. "Being given the chance to update the film with Reese in the lead is simply a dream come true."

Per Variety, it is reported that Stuber/Parent partners Mary Parent and Scott Stuber will produce with Witherspoon and her Type A Films partner Jennifer Simpson. No other details being released, but fear not for we'll keep you posted with more.

Besides "Midnight", Reese has been tapped to star in some other movies, including "Penelope" and "Rendition" which both slated for 2007 release, plus the 2008 drama mystery "Our Family Troubles".

© AceShowbiz.com




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