Deadline.com reports that the two funny ladies will portray a cop and a prisoner on the run from the law. There's no word yet on which actress will portray which character.
The movie finds Witherspoon as the actress was born in New Orleans and led the charge in 2002's popular "Sweet Home Alabama." While Vergara has expanded her résumé with movie roles in recent years, this could become her most high-profile effort to date.
Universal Pictures acquired "Texas" in what Deadline calls a "spirited bidding battle." With Vergara slated to co-produce, the film is reportedly on track to begin production in March 2014.
Veteran sitcom producers John Quaintance and David Feeney, who together were behind the short-lived but well-liked Fox series "Ben & Kate," wrote the spec script.
Vergara will next star in "The Smurfs 2" and "Machete Kills," while Witherspoon will be seen in the thriller "Devil's Knot."
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