Dabbling in an area of entertainment that she is unfamiliar with has proved to be a piece of cake for the beautiful Reese Witherspoon.
She is the producer as well as co-star in the upcoming fantasy flick “Penelope,” which will be unleashed on US movie screens on February 29.
The movie is based on a girl who is cursed by a wicked witch into living life with a pig nose until prince charming comes and saves the day.
Witherspoon, toyed with the idea of playing Penelope herself, but decided against it, casting Christina Ricci for the role. The prince charming character is played by James McAvoy, star of the Academy Award-nominated film “Atonement.”
In the movie, Reese portrays a generous friend of the main character, named Annie.
“This was the first film that we found the script, found the director and did all the heavy lifting,” she told the Associated Press.