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Witherspoon set for cop comedy

Reese Witherspoon is set to star in a comedy about a policewoman and a prisoner who go on the run.

The Mud actress - who was recently arrested for disorderly conduct - will star alongside Modern Family's Sofia Vergara in Don't Mess With Texas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film focuses on a cop and a prisoner who go on the run in Texas, and it's thought Reese and Sofia will take those roles.

The script was penned by John Quaintance and David Feeney and was the subject of a bidding war, with Universal eventually clinching the rights.

The movie is set to start shooting in March.

Last month Reese, 37, pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge and paid a 100 dollar fine after berating a law enforcement officer while her husband Jim Toth was given a sobriety test - an embarrassing exchange caught on a dashboard camera after the usually squeaky-clean Hollywood star had what she called "one too many" glasses of wine.

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