A third Legally Blonde film is in the works and Reese Witherspoon is on board to reprise her role as Elle Woods, and is teaming up with comedic genius Mindy Kaling.
Witherspoon will also serve as producer with her company, Hello Sunshine and the film will be created by MGM.
Legally Blonde 3 has been in the works for two years and was originally scripted by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullagh who wrote Anna Faris’ The House Bunny.
Kaling and Goor will now take over, writing an entirely new screenplay.
Both Legally Blonde films (which can now be streamed on Netflix), took in a whopping $267 million at the worldwide box office.
The first movie, Legally Blonde (2001) centred around Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a fashionable sorority queen who is dumped by her boyfriend. She then decides to follow him to law school and while there, figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
This film also spawned an incredibly successful Broadway musical.
The second film, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003), followed Elle to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.
There’s no news on what this next film will be released, however, we’re figuring that since number two was released 17 years ago, we might see Elle and Emmett as parents to teenagers.
The MGM film group have been busy with developments.
They recently announced new films including Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, The Martian (based on the novel by Andy Weir), George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing, David Slade’s Dark Harvest and Ridley Scott’s Lady Gaga Gucci project.