03/07/2014 10:45 am ET Updated Mar 07, 2014

Renée Zellweger's First Movie In Four Years May Be 'The Whole Truth,' Opposite Daniel Craig

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Renée Zellweger is set to return to the big screen with her first movie in four years.

The Oscar-winning actress is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama "The Whole Truth," according to The Hollywood Reporter. HuffPost Entertainment contacted Zellweger's reps to confirm the news and will update this post upon receiving a response.

The plot details are under wraps, but THR notes that Craig will play a district attorney in the thriller. Courtney Hunt, who's helmed episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" and the 2008 movie "Frozen River," will direct from a script written by Nicholas Kazan ("Matilda," "Bicentennial Man").

This is big news for Zellweger because she hasn't appeared in a movie since 2010's "My Own Love Song," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival but went straight to DVD the following year. It's been an upward battle for the celebrated actress to reprise the successful string of movies she made in the late '90s and early 2000s, such as "Jerry Maguire," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Chicago." Her most recent acclaim came for Ron Howard's 2005 boxing flick "Cinderella Man," which won glowing reviews but saw poor box office reception.

In the wake of Zellweger's big-screen absence, much fuss has been made over her evolving appearance. Most of the Internet did a double take when she appeared at a screening of "Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story" in November looking decidedly different than she did when she was the "it" girl a decade ago.

Will this be the comeback Zellweger deserves? The 44-year-old actress needs a splashy film to weave her way back onto Hollywood's A-list. Chime in below and tell us what you think of Zellweger's future career trajectory.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m. -- Zellweger's rep confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that she is indeed in talks for the role.

[via THR]



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