Reese Witherspoon and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara are set to team up for an action comedy that will start filming later this month.

The project, which was previously named Don't Mess With Texas but is currently untitled, will centre on a uptight cop who is trying to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they are chased through Texas by dangerous men.

The film will be directed by Anne Fletcher whose previous credits include The Proposal, The Guilt Trip, 27 Dresses and Step Up.