It’s been nearly two decades since we first met Elle Woods, but we have no doubt your bend and snap is still in fine working order. And you’ll need it soon, because it looks like “Legally Blonde 3” is a go.
Yes, we can hardly contain our excitement. In the words of Elle Woods, “Hello, Patriots! I don’t think I’ve been this excited since Gucci became a publicly-traded company.”
Details are slowly trickling out as the project comes together. The big news is that Reese Witherspoon is nearing a deal with MGM to return to the big screen as everyone’s favorite bubbly blonde attorney and co-produce the new film through her company, Hello Sunshine.
Witherspoon isn’t the only one who’s likely signed on for the “three-peat.” Most of the original creative team will also return for “Legally Blonde 3,” according to Deadline. Writers Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah, who adapted the Amanda Brown novel and co-wrote the script for the 2001 film, will likely sign on again. Additionally, the original producers, Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, are also set to return.
Key actors still up in the air are Jennifer Coolidge, who plays Paulette, and Luke Wilson, as Emmett. They helped our perky protagonist through Harvard and beyond, so whatever is next, Woods will definitely need her besties by her side.
We still don’t know what the exact storyline for “Legally Blonde 3” will be, but the team behind the film told Deadline, “it will be much in the spirit of the first film.” Sounds like a safe bet that timely messages of female empowerment and feminism will reappear.
As we’ve learned from the first two films, there is no stopping Elle Woods. When she puts her mind to something, she makes it happen. She’s been sorority president, so perhaps a bid for President of the United States isn’t too much of a stretch. What, like it’s hard?
No matter what the exact plot, there certainly will be plenty of pink and more punchy one-liners only Woods and her pals can come up with to keep us quoting for years to come.
With the gang all back together, “this is going to be like senior year, only funner!”