Reese Witherspoon‘s production company, Type A Films, is developing a film about the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk in British Columbia. She was swarmed and beaten by eight teenagers who stubbed out cigarettes on her skin and tried to set her hair on fire. The beating ended when one of the girls told the others to stop. Virk was then followed by two of the teens and beaten again, dragged under a bridge and drowned in a river. Her body was found eight days later with head injuries severe enough to have killed her if she hadn’t drowned. Six girls involved in the first beating were given minor sentences and have since been released. Another girl, Kelly Ellard, who was responsible for the murder, received a life sentence. The only boy, Warren Glowatski, was also sentenced to life but has since been released on day parole. Type A Films will partner with Canadian production companies Brightlight Pictures and Rhombus Media to produce the film, called Under the Bridge, based on the 2005 book of the same name by by Rebecca Godfrey. “We are committed to bringing Under the Bridge to the big screen and making a film that does this story justice,” Type A Films said in a statement.