Actress leaves Endeavor in surprise move

After a year at Endeavor, Reese Witherspoon has signed with CAA.

Surprise move is the second agency switch for the actress since her longtime agent Steve Dontanville retired.

Dontanville discovered Witherspoon and signed her when she was 13. While Witherspoon left Dontanville once to move to CAA, she returned shortly thereafter and stayed with Dontanville when he moved from ICM to WMA. She remained at WMA until he retired from dealmaking.

Witherspoon then moved to Endeavor, and the percentery booked her into “Rendition,” the Gavin Hood-directed New Line drama that also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep. Endeavor also brokered her deal to produce and star in “Bunny Lake Is Missing,” a Sony/Spyglass pic to be directed by Joe Carnahan. Witherspoon remains with Management 360.

It was unclear exactly why Witherspoon left, though she recently made changes in other parts of her life, splitting with husband Ryan Phillippe.

The move strengthens CAA’s list of young actresses, among whom Witherspoon is considered one of the most bankable in the business. She has made $15 million a picture.

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