Reese Witherspoon to Star in The Beard

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the "Water for Elephants" Sydney Premiere at the State Theatre on May 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images) Photo: Marianna Massey/2011 Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon is set to star in and produce The Beard, where she'll play a straight woman cavorting with a gay man. (Plot details are scant as of now, so we're only assuming Witherspoon is the titular beard.) It's billed as a romantic comedy, and we'll give it the benefit of the doubt until we know more, but just please don't try to turn him straight like Jennifer Aniston did to Paul Rudd that one time, Reese.