'Legally Blonde 3': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Reese Witherspoon film
Reese Witherspoon will reprise the character of Elle Woods, Mindy Kaling will be seen penning the script along with Dan Goor
Earlier this week, fans of the 'Legally Blonde' franchise were treated to some exciting news related to the highly anticipated third installment of the film. It was confirmed that work on 'Legally Blonde 3' is happening in full swing and the brilliant Mindy Kaling is co-writing the script. The first movie from the franchise released almost 20 years ago followed by 'Legally Blonde 2' in 2003. The third installment has been in the works for quite some time now. In 2018, Deadline reported that MGM is working towards a Part 3 of the film with some of its original cast.
Witherspoon had followed up these reports with an Instagram post with "It's true... #LegallyBlonde3," in the caption of a video of herself floating leisurely in her pool, in an Elle Woods' inspired sequined pink bikini.
'Legally Blonde 3' was slated to arrive on Valentine's Day this year as per a Variety report from 2018. However, there has been no sign of it and the new release date is unknown. Check this space in a few days for more updates on this.
Reese Witherspoon will be producing 'Legally Blonde 3'. The 2003 sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" ended with Elle Woods, the sorority president turned Harvard law graduate setting her sights on the White House.
The actress and producer haven't shared any specific details about the plot but Witherspoon in the past has parted with a few hints in a couple of interviews. Answering the question, "Legally Blonde 3 will be… " in a video interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress responded promptly, saying: "So much fun. So full of fashion. So full of awesome feminist ideas. It will be global. It will have animals. It will have returning cast members. We just need to film it first. But that's my hope and dream for 'Legally Blonde 3'. It will be the return of Jennifer Coolidge, which is the greatest."
In a 2018 interview with ET, she gushed over the film after attending a production meeting. "Oh, it's gonna be so fun!" she said. "I got to go to a meeting the other day where we talked about all the new plot points and all the characters and some returning characters and some new characters. I mean, I got so excited just in the meeting. I was like, 'This is gonna be good'," she added.
The Deadline report had mentioned that most of the original cast members would be returning, however, the only confirmed names yet are of Reese Witherspoon reprising the central character and Jennifer Coolidge as Paulette Bonafonte. Fans might just have to wait to hear the official news of Holland Taylor, Matthew Davis, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Victor Garber, Ali Larter and Linda Cardellini's return for Part 3.
In October 2019, Witherspoon told ET that a few actors from the first two films could be slated for a return."I love Jennifer Coolidge and Luke Wilson and Selma Blair and so there are so many great characters that people love. If we end up doing it, hopefully, they end up all being there."
Original producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce the film along with Witherspoon. Witherspoon is also set to produce the film with her production company Hello Sunshine. There is currently no word on who will be directing the film.
While Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith scripted the original 'Legally Blonde', Witherspoon broke the news of 'The Mindy Project' star Mindy Kaling joining forced with 'Parks and Recreation' writer Dan Goor to pen the script third installment of the classic.
In an Instagram post this past Tuesday, Witherspoon announced, "Great news alert!! Some things are just meant to be! I'm SOOO excited to have @MindyKaling and #DanGoor writing Legally Blonde 3!" alongside a picture of Kaling recreating one of Elle Woods' looks from the movie which was "#ElleWoodsApproved!".
Kaling shared the news on Instagram, "So excited to be reunited with my friends @ReeseW, Lauren Neustadter, and @djgoor to work on this movie. Elle Woods is so iconic, proving you can be girly and smart at the same time. Bend and snap people!"
There is no trailer for the film as of yet. Check this space for more updates.
Where to watch
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things and affected a lot of businesses in the world and the entertainment industry hasn't been able to escape it. With most films being released on video on demand as movie halls stay shut, it will be interesting to see how they choose to release the film. Meanwhile, you can catch up on 'Legally Blonde' on Prime Video and stream 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blue' on Hulu.
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