Bend and snap!
Actress Reese Witherspoon may be back as one of her most beloved roles as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3.
Deadline reports that the 42-year-old actress is in talks to reprise the iconic role in a third installment of the franchise. MGM is also in negotiations with the actress to produce the film, through her Hello Sunshine banner, alongside Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. It looks like the entire team is on board as Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, who adapted the novel for the original film, are also in final talks to pen the script for the upcoming movie.
The original premiered in 2001 and followed Elle the sorority queen on her quest to become a lawyer. In the 2003 sequel, the now fashionable attorney is in DC, to help a congresswoman pass a bill to ban animal testing.
Witherspoon has toyed with the idea of reprising her Legally Blonde role, most recently pitching possible plot lines with host James Corden on The Late Late Show.
“I think it would be kind of cool to see her 15 years later. Like, what’s she doing now? What do you think? I don’t know. But I need a good idea,” Witherspoon said before Corden offered up an idea of his own: that Elle Woods becomes the first female president of the United States.
“She could, yeah,” Witherspoon responded. “She could be a Supreme Court Justice, or she could be a really great, powerful attorney… or she could be in prison!”
“She could be anything,” she added. “I don’t know!”
In 2016 she told E! News “We’ve thought about it. I need somebody really clever to come up with a great idea and we’ll do it. I do think it’s a good time to do it—I think women need that kind of positivity right now.”
Legally Blonde grossed $141 million worldwide on an $18 million budget. The sequel grossed $124 million on a $45 million budget.