Reese Witherspoon & Zendaya Are Teaming Up on New Film 'A White Lie'

Zendaya Will Play First African-American Woman to Graduate from Vassar in 'A White Lie'

Disney "It" girl, Zendaya is a boss. She will also reprise her role as Michelle Jones in the Spider-Man sequel opposite Tom Holland. Clearly, she has caught the bug.

Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya are joining forces for a new movie called A White Lie! The book is a psychological thriller built around the true story of Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned African-American woman.

This isn't Zendaya's first time taking on the double role of both actress and executive producer. Hemmings story is remarkable. Hemmings passed as a white woman to get her degree.

Though the daughter of a janitor and descendent of slaves, with her olive complexion and dark hair, Anita was able to "pass" as white when she set out to attend the prestigious Vassar during the late 1890s. After the roommate's father hired a private investigator who discovered that Hemmings was black, the family alerted school officials weeks before graduation.

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Gregg Harper (R-MS) noted that "sexual harassment is a serious problem in our society and Congress is not immune from this issue". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also said that Capitol Hill workplace sexual harassment policies "need to be changed".

The K.C. Undercover actress will also produce the movie alongside Reese Witherspoon through Reese's motion picture company Hello Sunshine, Variety reports.

Zendaya just can't seem to slow down.

Zendaya, who launched her acting career in 2010 on Disney's "Shake It Up", recently co-starred in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and will next appear in "The Greatest Showman", which is scheduled to hit theaters in December.

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