Reese Witherspoon is planning on dating a gay person, at least on screen (and in many a gay man’s desperate wishes, that’s what she was doing with Jake Gyllenhaal too), as she’s signed on for a romantic comedy called The Beard, according to THR.
The title refers to someone who acts as a date for a gay person so that they appear to be straight. There’s not much more info about the movie than that, but we’d be willing to bet the plot will see Reese getting into all manner of confusion when she agrees to publicly be a gay guy’s date, but then meets the man of her dreams.
Witherspoon is currently shooting Devil’s Knot, Atom Egoyan’s take on the West Memphis Three murder case. She will also produce The Beard, although there’s no info on when it might shoot.