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Move over, Martin Scorsese.
Reese Witherspoon is getting ready to take a seat in the director's chair.
The Oscar winner tells me that she may be directing soon.
"I've actually been thinking about it," Witherspoon exclusively told me today at Variety's Power of Women gala. "I'm actually working on a project right now."
She wouldn't spill on details, but we can't wait to hear what she has up her sleeve.
Witherspoon jumped into the producing world recently with her first movie being the box office hit Gone Girl. Next up, she produced and is starring in Wild, and adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Both movies are already being buzzed about for Oscars.
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"The place and the position that I've had I feel a responsibility to take care of others, help tell more women's stories [and] get the word out there that women are complex, dynamic [and] interesting," said Witherspoon, who was honored at the gala for her work with The Malala Fund. "We're not just one thing or another."
Oprah Winfrey, who selected Strayed's book as the first pick for the launch of Oprah's Book Club 2.0, has already thrown her support behind Wild.
She was a surprise guest when the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this summer.
"Oprah is amazing," Witherspoon told me not long after Telluride. "She is really unbelievable. She is such a force and the fact that she decided to come and support us for Wild, we were thrilled and honored."
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In August, Deadline Hollywood reported that Witherspoon's production company Pacific Standard and Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films were set to co-produce the upcoming movie adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel Big Little Lies. Both actresses will also co-star in the movie.
Other Pacific Standard projects include Don't Mess With Texas, a comedy with Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, and movie based on the life of singer Peggy Lee.
Pacific has also bought the rights to children's book Pennyroyal's Princess Boot Camp and the novel The Engagements.