Sofia Vergara is teaming up with Reese Witherspoon on a new comedy film. According to Deadline, the 40-year-old Colombian actress is set to star in Don’t Mess With Texas, a project just won by Universal in a fierce bidding battle. NBC Latino reports that the comedy seems aimed at audiences on both sides of the blonde-brunette divide.
The film, by John Quaintance and David Feeney, will feature Vergara and Witherspoon as a cop and prisoner on the run in Texas, with corrupt police in hot pursuit.
Don’t Mess With Texas begins production in March 2014 – no details have been released about which actress will take on which role.