Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara Team for Don’t Mess with Texas

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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are set to team up for a buddy comedy called Don’t Mess with Texas. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures today took the rights to the original spec script by David Feeney and John Quaintance.

The story finds a cop and her prisoner forced to work together when they find themselves being chased by a town of crooked cops.

Witherspoon recently starred in Jeff Nichol’s Mud and can soon be seen in a diverse range of projects like Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three tale Devil’s Knot, Brian Kirk’s science fiction romance Passengers and the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Thomas Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice.

Vegara, meanwhile, continues to star on “Modern Family” and can be seen coming up in The Smurfs 2 and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.

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