Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 February 2015
First Trailer For Hot Pursuit
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara hit the road. Hard.
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Wild Card
20 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Wild (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Devil's Knot (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Machete Kills (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Mud (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Reese Witherspoon Says Don't Mess With Texas
Sofia Vergara also aboard

09 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara

The big Hollywood studios clearly think that John Quaintance and David Feeney’s comedy script Don’t Mess With Texas has that certain something, because they’ve all been part of a bidding war to secure the rights. Now Universal has emerged triumphant, with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara attached to star.

Texas seems to tear a page out of Midnight Run’s book, albeit with a gender twist, as the actresses will play a cop and a prisoner on the run across the titular state with a gaggle of corrupt law keepers on their tail.

Universal wants this one up and running quickly, with a shoot pencilled in for next March (yes, that’s what passes for quickly on a studio comedy). There’s no sign of a director attached yet, so finding someone will be the next step.

Witherspoon was back on our screens last month in Jeff Nichols’ Mud and has West Memphis Three drama Devil’s Knot awaiting release. She’s at work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and has lined up sci-fi pic Passengers. Vergara, meanwhile, will next be seen in The Smurfs 2 and wearing a machine-gun bra as part of Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Frozen Ground Trailer Online
Nic Cage hunts John Cusack
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)