It looks like the world will be getting a Legally Blonde 3 soon, ’cause why the hell not? Everything else is getting a sequel. I truly believe that’s the entire pitch meeting. They just walk in the room and say, “Everyone else is doing it!”
Deadline reports that MGM is close to securing a deal with Reese Witherspoon to have her come back as the idealistic Elle Woods.
“The pic is coming together quickly. Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith and Karen McCullah, who adapted the Amanda Brown novel for the 2001 first film, are in final talks to write the script. Original producer Marc Platt and his Platt Productions president Adam Siegel are producing, and they will be joined this time by Witherspoon, through her Hello Sunshine banner.”
As mentioned above, the original film was released in 2001, the sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, came out in 2003.
So it’s been 15 years since the sequel, which means the audience who loved it back then has grown up significantly. It’ll be interesting to see if the franchise grows up as well, or if they’ll continue to target a younger audience.
We will keep you posted as more information is released. If everything comes together, expect to see this movie in theaters by 2020. They move fast these days, so possibly even 2019.