Reese Witherspoon is set to star in a new action comedy called 'Original Gangsta Bitches'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the film is a cross between 'Rush Hour' and 'Thelma and Louise' and has Witherspoon's character teaming up for a heist with a streetwise partner.

There is no director attached to the film as yet.

Witherspoon scored a major hit last year with her starring role in the Robert Luketic comedy 'Legally Blonde'.