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Reese Witherspoon to Star in 'Who Invited Her?'

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Jun 08, 2011 | 7:33am EDT

reese witherspoonReese Witherspoon married entertainment agent Jim Toth this past March, and even though all her festivities are over, her agreement to star in Dreamworks' Who Invited Her? suggests that the Oscar and Golden Globe winner is not above capitalizing on the bandwagon of successful romantic comedies that focus on an impending wedding. Who Invited Her?, which was conceived by Sascha Rothschild (who wrote the book, How to Get Divorced by 30), follows a woman who tags along on a groom's bachelor party getaway, which obviously causes understandable problems for everyone involved because of how much the event is considered a rather sacred tradition for men everywhere, as it is one of their last remaining opportunities to be away from their future wives without offending them.

But the interesting thing about this project seems to be that while the "getaway" aspect of the plot screams similarities to The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, it doesn't sound like Who Invited Her? is capable of working if it has the insane situations that we saw in Vegas and in Thailand (primarily, because women are more responsible than men and Reese's character would definitely try her hardest to stop the guys from doing something stupid, like cutting each other's fingers off). As a result, it seems reasonable to speculate that the film will spend more time exploring how groups of guys are prevented from doing what they usually do on bachelor parties because a woman is in their atmosphere and they feel pressure to act like gentlemen. Personally, I suspect Reese's character will convince the bachelor party to let her tag along in their celebrations by saying she's seen everything they're about to do before, but when it comes time to enjoy the strippers and have women sit on faces and put cigarettes out on the escorts' asses, the guys won't feel like participating because they perceive that their space has been invaded. Then the movie will turn into something that explores gender stereotypes.

Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff will produce under their Krasnoff Foster Entertainment label, and Witherspoon will also receive a producer's credit.

Source: THR

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