'Legally Blonde 3' in the Works, Reese Witherspoon to Star and Produce

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"I don't know!" admitted the star who first appeared in the original romance comedy in 2001 as main character, Elle Woods, a sorority girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to law school, and ends up pursuing a career in law herself. After many obstacles similar to what she experienced in the first "Legally Blonde", Elle's discharge petition is successful. In the 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Woods heads to Washington D.C.to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing. After years of rumors and speculation, Reese Witherspoon has entered talks to reprise her beloved Elle Woods role in Legally Blonde 3 for MGM, with the actress also slated to produce through her Hello Sunshine company.


In addition to Witherspoon, screenwriters Kristen "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah (the women behind the 2001 adaptation of Amanda Brown's novel) are both in talks to return to write the script for the threequel.


Writing is set to begin immediately and the next step will be to hire a director. In any case, I think now that enough time has passed, it'd be cool to catch up with Elle Woods. "I need somebody really clever to come up with a great idea and we'll do it". The hit stage musical continues to tour, 17 years after the movie debuted at box offices. In fact, I think Legally Blonde: Supreme Court Justice wouldn't be a bad title.


Legally Blonde was a success for MGM, grossing $141.8 million Dollars worldwide. The plot is now being kept under wraps, but will reportedly focus on "female empowerment". "We have many rights and freedoms that a lot of women don't have all over the world".

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