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Christina Ricci will star in a comedy titled Penelope, to be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Type-A Films and financed by Stone Village Pictures, reports Variety.

The script, a modern-day fable about a woman under a curse who tries to end a lifelong string of bad luck, is the first by Everybody Loves Raymond supervising producer Leslie Caveny. Witherspoon will also play a supporting role.

The film will be helmer Mark Palansky’s feature debut. The movie is scheduled to start filming in January, after Ricci wraps Black Snake Moan, in which she stars opposite Samuel L. Jackson for Hustle & Flow direct Craig Brewer.

From ComingSoon.Net.