Reese Witherspoon May Star In ‘The Engagements,’ Will Produce

Reese Witherspoon may be starring in a film adaptation of The Engagements, an upcoming novel from author J. Courtney Sullivan, Deadline reported on Wednesday.

Witherspoon has agreed to produce the film in conjunction with Bruna Papandrea of Pacific Standard regardless of her final decision to join what would be an ensemble cast.

The Engagements will hit online and brick-and-mortar bookstores in June of this year, and will tell “a deeply romantic story that follows a diamond engagement ring from the 1930s to the present, connecting five very different relationships in surprising and unexpected ways,” Deadline noted.

The novel, to be published by Knopf, will be Sullivan’s third work of fiction behind Commencement and Maine, according to her official site, continuing the theme of feminist stories that play out over a span of several years.

Reese Witherspoon has found much of her recent inspiration from literature.

She starred in Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants in 2011 and is currently on board for the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller Gone Girl, which will most likely be David Fincher’s next directorial effort.

Her next film to hit theaters will also be based on a book from author Mara Leveritt. Called Devil’s Knot, the story is based on the case of the “West Memphis Three” — three teenagers, who were convicted (many say wrongly) of a triple child homicide.

Switching gears from acting, Witherspoon has also branched out into music, building on her starring turn in Walk the Line as June Carter Cash. In December 2012, Michael Buble confirmed that Witherspoon would be providing vocals on his next album.

“By all accounts it would be true,” Buble told the British talk show Daybreak. “I just really am a big fan, and so myself and my camp, we wanted to do this with her, and we were thrilled that she was excited about it too.”

Which of the upcoming Reese Witherspoon projects are you looking forward to?

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