Reese Witherspoon works on a biopic about Westboro Baptist Church

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The Legally Blonde actress is announced to be involved in a new project focused on one of the most homophobic religious groups ever. A new film is based on an account of the life of Megan Phelps-Roper, who was raised in the family of the church notorious spokesman and was deeply affected by all the principles preached by the WBO but she ran away from it. On Twitter, Megan Phelps-Roper appeared to confirm reports that Reese is involved in the project and might even play her. Spider-Man director Marc Webb and About a Boy screenwriter Nick Hornby are the creative brains behind the project, titled ‘Above It All’. Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Conde Nast Entertainment said: “When we read the New Yorker article about Megan’s incredible journey, we knew that it was the perfect fit for CNE’s film group. Marc and Nick both have a powerful vision of how to tell Megan’s story and we are very happy to be partnered with Reese, Bruna [Papandrea] and Bill [Pohlad], who understand the importance of bringing this project to the big screen.” The article is based on Megan Phelps-Roper’s upcoming memoir, as well as a New Yorker article about her life penned by Adrian Chen.

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