Anne Fletcher ("The Guilt Trip," "The Proposal," "Step Up") is in negotations to direct the comedy "Don't Mess With Texas" at MGM.
David Feeney and John Quaintance wrote the script about a cop (Reese Witherspoon) and a prisoner (Sofia Vergara) on the run in Texas, with crooked cops in hot pursuit.
Universal won the rights to the project last June but let it slide. MGM picked it up after it went into turnaroud and is fully financing.
Witherspoon, Dana Fox and Bruna Papandrea are producing.