After recent reports Legally Blonde 3 was in the works, Reese Witherspoon has confirmed the news.
Witherspoon, who will reprise her role as the inimitable Elle Woods, shared a clip of herself on a pool float that referenced the Harvard application video in the first film.
“It’s true,” she captioned the Thursday morning post.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) June 7, 2018
According to reports earlier this week MGM, the studio that made both the first and second films, has brought back most of the creative team – including two original screenwriters and a producer – to work on the project.
It’s been 17 years since the original film hit cinemas; a coming-of-age tale of a scorned teenager dressed in millennial pink who followed her ex-boyfriend to Harvard, only to find law was indeed her calling. The film and its sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde were so successful, a hit stage musical continues to tour the world.
The plot has been kept under wraps but Deadline reports it “will be much in the spirit of the first film, in which Woods’ idealism and pink-dominant wardrobe prevailed over the cynicism and snootiness.”
Witherspoon recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and said she thought reprising Elle Woods was a great idea but that she didn’t know what they would do with her. “I think it would be kind of cool to see her, 15 years later,” she said. “Like, what’s she doing now? … But I need a good idea.”
“She could be a Supreme Court justice or she could be like a really great, powerful attorney or she could be in prison. She could be anything!”
Last year Witherspoon told E News! there’s a need for strong female political characters in film – now more than ever.
“I need somebody really clever to come up with a great idea and we’ll do it,” the 40-year-old, who portrayed the bubbly lawyer in the original film and the sequel, said.
“I do think it’s a good time to do it,” she continued. “I think women need that kind of positivity right now.”