Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Reese Witherspoon Sets Her Sights on Dallas For New TV Show

The Dallas Film Commission announced today that ABC Studios has selected Dallas as the location for an upcoming - still untitled - Meaghan Oppenheimer Project television pilot. The storyline will follow the personal and professional life of a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas, which begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. The new show is expected to show off the vibrant, urban city that Dallas is. Reese Witherspoon will executive produce alongside her producing partner at Pacific Standard, Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl, Warm Bodies). Meaghan Oppenheimer (We Are Your Friends) wrote the pilot and will co-executive produce. The cast has not been announced.

Good News: Reese Witherspoon is involved in the project
Bad News: There is no guarantee that Reese Witherspoon will ever set foot in Dallas

“The City of Dallas is very excited to have once again secured filming of a television pilot set in our city. Given the competitive nature of the industry, we are pleased that we could assist in making Dallas not only the obvious location choice, but a good choice for the bottom line too” said City of Dallas Director of Economic Development Karl Zavitkovsky. “The Texas Film Commission is thrilled that ABC has chosen the Dallas region for such a prestigious pilot. We look forward to the opportunity the show brings to showcase the beauty of Dallas as well as create jobs in the region” said Heather Page, Director, Texas Film Commission. The Dallas Film Commission is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development. Its mission includes marketing and promoting the area to content creators; serving as the primary liaison between the industry, government and the community as well as promoting and advocating for growth of the local industry through job creation and economic vibrancy.