By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Recently departed Palisadian Reese Witherspoon has been sharing her excitement for “Legally Blonde 3” on social media as the project continues to move forward in development.
Two new writers have signed on to pen the script for the third film in the Legally Blonde movie series: Mindy Kaling (creator of the “Mindy Project,” “Never Have I Ever”) and Dan Goor (“Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”).
“Great news alert!! Some things are just meant to be! I’m sooo excited to have @MindyKaling and #DanGoor writing Legally Blonde 3!” Witherspoon wrote on Twitter. “This is #ElleWoodsApproved!”
Witherspoon agreed to reprise her role in the MGM-Hello Sunshine project back in 2018. She has kept busy in the meantime as an executive producer and star of “The Morning Show,” “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Big Little Lies.”
She is also listed as executive producer of the series “Truth Be Told” starring Octavia Spencer. Witherspoon hosted a new nature series called “Fierce Queens,” now streaming on Quibi.
Witherspoon sold her Palisades residence in April for $17 million in an all-cash, off-market deal, according to Variety.
In the original “Legally Blonde” film, released in 2001, Witherspoon’s character, Elle Woods, is a sorority president who decides to follow the boyfriend who dumped her to Harvard University.
In the 2003 sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” Woods goes to Washington, D.C., to join the staff of a representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.
Other feature actors reprising their roles in the film are Jennifer Coolidge playing Paulette, Jessica Cauffiel in the role of Margot and Alanna Ubach as Serena.
The project is being produced by Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon’s production company founded in 2016, and their Head of Film and Television Lauren Neustadter.
The original producer of the series, Marc Platt, is also reportedly on board along with Adam Siegel, the head of Platt Productions, according to Deadline.
As the Post went to print, a tentative release date had not yet been selected.
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