She really, really does.

In This Means War, Reese Witherspoon juggles Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (unconvincingly). Now she’s being offered the lead in Sony’s Sex Tape, a movie about a married couple who lose track of their homemade porn. Jason Segel would be the other half of the couple and his buddy and writing partner Nick Stoller may direct. Sony won’t joke around with this project—they spent over a million to acquire the script and they’re going to want names to sell it. Segel has been rising steadily the last few years thanks to How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I Love You, Man, and he’s poised to really take off this fall with The Muppets. I would assume, given the lures thrown to Stoller, that Sony will have them tinker with the script, too. But Reese? Is she really the best leading lady for Segel?
Segel is part of that boys’ club of comedic actors that revolves around Judd Apatow. Few women have really fit it in well with them and those that have are a distinctive type, such as Mila Kunis and Cameron Diaz. I believed Segel when he was paired with both of those women but does he really make sense with Reese Witherspoon? Reese = Mila? Really? And more importantly, can Reese really convince me she’d make a sex tape? I’m having a hard enough time accepting that Pine and Hardy would battle to the death for her in This Means War, and now you want me to believe she’d participate in the making of a sex tape…? Reese isn’t a bad actress and she’s a very pretty woman, but one thing she is not is sexy. But she is really trying to convince us otherwise.

Still, for Reese, it’s another lucrative paycheck. She’s cashing in her eight-figure salary as much as possible before  her box office dips low enough that she’ll drop into the *gasp* seven-figure range (This Means War ought to go a long way toward speeding that up—good lord that looks terrible). I just hope she doesn’t take Jason Segel down with her.


Attached - Reese at church with her husband and her kids.