Reese Witherspoon plays "Pharm Girl" in new movie
Reese Witherspoon proves a "Pharm Girl" at heart
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Reese Witherspoon is going into the pharmaceutical business with Universal Pictures.
The studio is developing "Pharm Girl," an aspirational comedy centring on one woman's odyssey through the drug industry.
"Bad Santa" screenwriters Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are writing the screenplay and in talks to direct. Witherspoon is producing via her Type A banner and will play the lead role.
The project concerns a woman who gets a job at a pharmaceutical powerhouse and begins to see the underbelly of the industry as she rises through the company's ranks.
The modern pharmaceutical industry has played a villainous role in a number of Hollywood pics, among them "The Fugitive." Several years ago it was at the centre of a conspiracy in the thriller "The Constant Gardener."