Reese Witherspoon To Return As Elle Woods In MGM’s Upcoming ‘Legally Blond 3’
Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling have teamed up for MGM’s upcoming production of Legally Blond 3. Kaling and Dan Goor have officially signed on to the project and will write the script, while Witherspoon will reappear as the character Elle Woods. Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine will also produce the movie with Platt Productions.
The first of the Legally Blonde series, premiered in theaters in July 2001, almost 20 years ago. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde came out two years later in 2003.
Legally Blonde 3 was officially announced in 2018. Witherspoon put on Woods’s iconic bikini to make the announcement.
But Witherspoon was already talking about the third movie in 2015. She said the timing was perfect for Legally Blond 3. “We’re talking about women in politics and how important that is to get more women. And I think it’d be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court justice or someone who runs for office,” Witherspoon said.
In April, Witherspoon updated her fans on the new movie during an Instagram Live with Jennifer Lopez. “Oh, my god, we watched Legally Blonde the other day. Literally, like, four days ago. Oh, my god, I forgot — I can’t believe I didn’t tell you. They loved it. Loved it. It was so much fun. You were so amazing in that. It’s so great. And then, my daughter’s like, ‘I want to know what happens to her.’ And I said, ‘There’s a 2 and a 3, I believe,” Lopez said.
Witherspoon responded, “Well, no, there’s a 2 but I’m thinking we might be working on a 3.”
The first two Legally Blonde movies saw success worldwide. There was also a Broadway musical based on the series which received seven Tony nominations and ten Drama Desk nominations.
This will be the second collaboration for Kaling and Goor.