Nicole Sperling
April 23, 2009 AT 06:03 AM EDT

Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to star in Warner

Bros.’ upcoming legal film Bobbie Sue, EW has learned exclusively. The actress would play a ballsy New York attorney who is

brought into a prestigious, sexist law firm to litigate an important client’s

sexual discrimination suit. The project, based on a spec script from screenwriters

Russell Leigh Sharman, Owen Egerton, and Chris Mass, was picked up recently by Warner Bros.

and fast-tracked after Diaz showed interest. Dana Fox (screenwriter of Diaz’s What Happens in Vegas) is doing a polish on the script now. Donald De Line will

produce. No director has been hired yet.

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