Reese Witherspoon is to star in the forthcoming movie Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.

Commercials director Bryan Buckley will make his feature-film debut on this Lionsgate adaptation of the bestselling self-help book, Deadline reports.

The 1992 book, written by John Gray, is the top-selling non-fiction hardback of all time after the Bible and the Koran.

Buckley, who has earned the nickname the 'King of the Super Bowl', has directed over 40 adverts for the annual sporting event.

Oscar-winning actress Witherspoon most recently starred in This Means War, and is lined up to join Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz in Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy’s musical One Hit Wonders.

She is also set to appear in Devil's Knot, Big Eyes and Wish List in 2013.

Production on Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is scheduled to begin in January 2013.