01/27/2012 03:22 pm ET

'This Means War' Cuts Chelsea Handler Sex Jokes, Gets PG-13 Rating

Fox has agreed to edit out a few sex jokes from the upcoming action comedy "This Means War," according to The Hollywood Reporter, thereby earning the film a coveted PG-13 rating from the MPAA.

The film, which features Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as CIA operatives who compete for the heart of the woman (Reese Witherspoon) they turn out to both be dating, was initially rated R by the classification board. The MPAA upheld the ruling on Thursday, citing the film's sexual content. To slide the rating down a notch and attract a bigger pool of potential viewers, the studio will cut a number of lewd jokes made by another of the film's stars, Chelsea Handler.

Handler is well-known for her sexual jokes, and her new series on NBC, "Are You There, Chelsea?," is has a TV-14 rating

For more on the film, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.