Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to try out her English accent again after snapping up the rights to JENNIFER COX's book AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DATES.

The actress' Type A production company has claimed the rights to the film adaptation and Witherspoon's partner JENNIFER SIMPSON will co-produce the project.

The book, about a British travel writer's desperate efforts to find a boyfriend, was a big hit in Britain.

Witherspoon last went English to play Vanity Fair heroine BECKY SHARP.

03/05/2005 20:54