25 January 2013 8:05 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We.re going through a phase lately where A-list actors and directors are signing up for unlimited projects, leading to what looks like potential logjams of scheduling conflicts. The latest talent to overbook is Reese Witherspoon, whose name has been attached to several upcoming features and just has been attached to one more. The Legally Blonde beauty reportedly is in talks to star in The Good Lie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The based-on-true-events story follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery and is transferred to the United States. A brash American woman (played by Witherspoon) helps the young man deal with his overwhelming culture shock, as well as the crippling guilt he suddenly feels about leaving his brother behind in their war-torn homeland. THR says that Monsieur Lazhar director Philippe Falardeau is on tap to direct The Good Lie, from a screenplay by »

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