Robert Harling has been tapped to pen Sony’s Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Pioneer Woman.”
Based on the upcoming book by Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story,” the film adaptation will tell the story of an young woman who, after falling for a cowboy, gives up her life in the city to live in Oklahoma.
The book, which hits selves in February, is an expansion of Drummond’s blog, which she started in 2006.
Harling’s previous writing credits include “Steel Magnolias,” “First Wives Club” and “Soap Dish.” His next project will be the Darren Star-produced dramedy based on the book “Good Christian Bitches” at ABC.
Laura Ziskin and Pam Williams will produce.
Witherspoon has been attached to the project since March.
James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy “How Do You Know” has been given an R rating by the MPAA for “some language.”
Individuals familiar with the project have confirmed that producers are planning to appeal the rating, which could threaten the film’s box office potential.
Producer Laurence Mark did not immediately reply to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Brooks’ last R-rated movie was “Broadcast News” in 1987. His last two films, “Spanglish” and “As Good As It Gets,” were rated PG-13.
Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson star in the romantic comedy, which Columbia is set to release on Dec. 17 opposite “Tron: Legacy” and “Yogi Bear.”
Hello lovely Reese fans I have a small Gallery update for you today! Reese was photographed filming a kissing scene with Tom Hardy on the set of This Means War on Friday, so I have added a few HQs of that into the Gallery. I’ve also added various other pictures here and there, including some photoshoot additions (most of which came from our wonderful former owner Riikka, and some 2010 magazine clippings that were sent to us by Mirik. Just click the Last Uploads link to see everything that was added today. Special mention goes to the additions to ‘1997 – Session #005′ photoshoot, which are new to the site and I had never seen before.
It’s just a tiny update for today, with some more photos from the October 28th set of This Means War, showing Reese having her make-up touched up.
– Movies > This Means War > On the Set > On the set – October 28th 2010
I’ve now added screencaps from the new Extra interview with Reese that I posted earlier today. Make sure you watch the vid, it’s a short but sweet interview!
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > Extra – October 27th 2010
Reese was seen back at work on the set of This Means War in Vancouver yesterday. Cameras snapped her rehearsing, and then shooting, a scene at a farmer’s market with Chris Pine. Reese was also getting in the mood for Halloween by pulling some scary faces! 50+ photos have been added to the Gallery!
– Movies > This Means War > On the Set > On the set – October 28th 2010
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway laughed with actress Reese Witherspoon at the Avon Foundation for Women event in NYC, chatting about her new movie with Jack Nicholson (“How Do You Know”), her shoes (Louboutin) and doing a mini-triathlon (with her 11-year-old daughter, Ava).
“It was hard,” Witherspoon said of the triathlon. “My results showed my lack of training. Ava pointed out that a 5th-grader passed me.”
A benefit evening for the Avon Foundation for Women hosted by Andrea Jung & Reese Witherspoon. Featuring a Musical Performance by Melissa Etheridge
The 10th annual Avon Foundation for Women Gala tonight honored exceptional women and men for their efforts to end breast cancer and violence against women. The event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, has raised more than $20 million for Avon philanthropy in the decade since it launched. The event was hosted by Reese Witherspoon, award-winning actress and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation for Women, and Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products, Inc., with a special musical performance by Melissa Etheridge.
More than 550 guests attended and donated $2.2 million this year to benefit breast cancer research and access to care and domestic violence education, prevention and victim support programs. Along with Reese Witherspoon and Andrea Jung, presenters included Patrick and Jillian Dempsey and Christy Turlington Burns.
“This is our very special tenth anniversary celebration where we honor extraordinary champions who are changing women’s lives, and salute their powerful contributions to women’s health and empowerment,” said Andrea Jung. “Through the generosity of our supporters, in addition to the grassroots efforts of millions of supporters around the world — including our Avon Sales Representatives, Associates, and customers — Avon is the world’s largest corporate philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women.”
Reese attended the Annual Avon Foundation For Women Gala in New York City last night! She looked gorgeous in a little Jason Wu dress with a black bustier top and a ruffled champagne coloured skirt, with Louboutin shoes and her beautiful blonde hair down. As an Avon Global Ambassador, Reese co-hosted the event with Avon Chairwoman and CEO Andrea Jung, who she greeted and posed with on the pink carpet. There was also a Sweet Home Alabama reunion of sorts, as Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian, who is Avon’s Global Color Creative Director, were seen in a group photo with Miss Reese!
70+ photos from the event have been added to our Gallery for you…
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > Avon Foundation for Women Gala
Reese news is slow again, but here’s an interesting little tidbit:
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Arizona’s Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R) will team up at a “Democracy Forum” on October 30 in Tucson to promote civil discourse on the key national issues of immigration and the economy. Dr. Peter Likins, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, will emcee the free, public event taking place from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at the Arizona Historical Society/Museum.
At the Forum, Secretary Bennett and Congressman Grijalva, who are from differing political parties, will each present their position on immigration and the economy then the audience will ask questions, discuss the issues and vote on them. The National Student/Parent Mock Election is spearheading the Democracy Forum, which is designed to bring parents, grandparents, children and public officials together in a bipartisan, intergenerational, multi-ethnic forum.
Other event highlights include:
* Video of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and other celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Reese Witherspoon, and Whoopi Goldberg heralding the Declaration of Independence and current American freedoms.
– Read the full article at sfgate.com (no further mention of Reese)
Broadway, television, the music charts… What hasn’t Lea Michele conquered yet? The silver screen! Well, not yet! E! Online reports that the Glee star is in final talks to make her big screen debut in the upcoming Gary Marshall ensemble film New Year’s Eve, a follow-up to his recent hit Valentine’s Day.
Like Valentine’s Day, the new film will follow a bunch of characters as they navigate their way through one eventful New Year’s Eve. There’s no official announcement on the film or Michele’s involvement yet, but Marshall is said to be determined to get the rising star in his film. Other stars on his wish list include Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon.