Reese Witherspoon tossed up a wedding-themed comedy bouquet, and DreamWorks muscled in to catch it.
After a major bidding war that included Sony and Paramount, DreamWorks acquired Sascha Rothchild’s comic pitch “Who Invited Her?,” with Witherspoon set to produce as a potential starring vehicle. Studio paid mid-to-high six figures for the project that follows a woman who insists on tagging along on a guy’s bachelor party weekend.
Rothchild will write the script, described as being in the spirit of “Bridesmaids.”
Witherspoon will produce through her Type A Films shingle, while Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff will produce through their Krasnoff Foster Entertainment banner. Duo previously teamed with DreamWorks on “The Soloist.”
Witherspoon’s producing career has been heating up, as the “This Means War” star has a producing credit on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming actioner starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.
Rothchild is a novelist who’s writing and exec producing the adaptation of her Penguin-published book “How to Get Divorced by 30” for Universal and Marc Platt Prods. Scribe is also a contributor to “This American Life.”
Witherspoon is repped by CAA and Management 360, while WME and Apostle Pictures rep Rothchild.