Reese Witherspoon to Star in Disney’s ‘Wish List’

August 3, 2011

Reese WitherspoonThe choice of roles some Hollywood A-listers make never ceases to be a source of great bewilderment and mystery to me. Reese Witherspoon’s recent decision to star in Disney’s upcoming movie Wish List is no exception.

Wish List will be a romantic comedy about a young girl who makes 10 wishes beside a wishing well. But to her misfortune the coin she throws in gets stuck on the way down, so her wishes don’t come true, albeit immediately. 25 years later the coin finally becomes unstuck and makes it to the bottom of the well. But the little girl is now a grown woman with a busy career, and now has to deal with all of the many challenges and problems her delayed wishes bring upon her, often with amusing and embarrassing outcomes and antics.

The script is being written by Randy Mayem Singer, whose most recent work was for the movie The Tooth Fairy (2010) and the earlier Golden Globe and Academy Award winning Mrs Doubtfire (1993). Production duties will be handled by Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi.

Witherspoon’s big screen acting career began in 1991 in the movie The Man in the Moon, in which she played the leading female role. She has starred in a plethora of movies since then. The actress has won her fair share of awards throughout her busy career.

She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in The Election (1999), but her career really took flight in 2001 with her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, which was huge hit at the box office. Her biggest commercial success to date is Sweet Home Alabama (2002), but Witherspoon’s greatest professional achievement came with her role as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line (2005), a biographical movie based on the life of American country music legend Johnny Cash. The film earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for best actress in a leading role.

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