How do you know you have achieved something in Hollywood? You have not only one but two production companies. Beside her long-standing Type A banner, Reese Witherspoon has recently set up a new production company called Pacific Standard and Heat Vision has word that it has made its first acquisition by buying the rights to M.A. Larson’s upcoming children’s book series Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp.
Behind the funky title is a premise that centers around a peculiar school that trains girls into warrior princesses who go on to battle against the ever-growing menace of wicked witches. Larson previously worked as an assistant for acclaimed director Mike Nichols before going to work as a writer for Cartoon Network, Disney XD, and Nickelodeon among others.
Witherspoon has long been a proponent of bringing strong female role models to the big screen so this isn’t a particularly surprising move. She said in a statement: “Finally, there is a princess story that reflects the values young women truly want to embody. These princesses are strong, independent, and fierce, and the knights are their match.” Beyond her producer duties, there is no detail on what kind of role she will be taking on in the movies.
The Oscar-winning actress was last seen in the action-comedy This Means War. She has quite a few projects coming up, including Big Eyes alongside Ryan Reynolds, Devil’s Knot with Colin Firth, and the musical One Hit Wonders with Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz.
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