Hollywood’s Newest “Beard”: Reese Witherspoon

America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, has signed up for the new comedy The Beard, where she’ll play the faux girlfriend of a gay man.

It can’t be worse than This Means War.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon will also produce the film, along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Mason Novick. The script is from first-time screenwriter Becca Greene.

Witherspoon is aces with romantic comedies but we can’t help thinking Renée Zellweger might bring something extra to the role, y’know?