Actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Zooey Deschanel are competing to take on the movie role of a girl with the face of a pig.

LEGALLY BLONDE star Reese Witherspoon's production company TYPE A has optioned the script for PENELOPE, with Gyllenhaal and Deschanel both hoping to land the unusual role.

While mother-of-two Witherspoon plans to produce the film, she has no intention of portraying the character.

03/03/2004 09:14