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OTRC: Reese Witherspoon reportedly set to star romantic comedy 'The Beard'

Reese Witherspoon will reportedly get back into the romantic comedy genre.

The actress is set to star and produce a film called, "The Beard," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although no story details were leaked, the industry paper notes that a "beard" is usually a reference to a person of the opposite sex who acts as a date for a closeted homosexual so that they can give the illusion that they are heterosexual to the public.

Witherspoon last starred in the action romantic film "This Means War," which grossed $156 million worldwide. She is currently filming "Devil's Knot," a cinematic take on the West Memphis Three murder case. The film also stars Colin Firth.

The 36-year-old is also pregnant with her third child. It will be her first child with husband Jim Toth, who she married on March 27, 2011.

Witherspoon debuted her baby bump at the premiere of "Mud" at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 26.

Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe, her first husband, are parents to daughter Ava, 12 and son Deacon, 8. The couple wed in 1999 but divorced in 2006.

The actress will next be seen in the film "Mud." Matthew McConaughey portrays an escaped fugitive named Mud who is hiding on an island in the Mississippi River and with the help of two teenage boys, tries to evade bounty hunters and track down his true love (Witherspoon).

The film does not yet have a release date for the United States.

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