“Legally Blonde 3” Is Officially Happening

Time to brush up on your bend and snap

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Reese Witherspoon is dusting off Elle Woods’ iconic Prada heels once more. Deadline reports that multiple sources confirm production of Legally Blonde 3 is in the works, with Witherspoon returning in the lead role as everyone’s favourite bubbly blonde attorney.

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Per Deadline‘s exclusive, MGM Studios is near a deal with Witherspoon for a Legally Blonde three-peat, tapping many players from the original film’s creative team to bring the the new movie to life. Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah, who co-wrote the first film adapted from the original Legally Blonde novel by Amanda Brown, are in final talks to write the new movie’s script, and original producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are also returning. Witherspoon herself will also producer through her company Hello Sunshine.

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It’s been 17 years since the first film hit theaters, but the Legally Blonde fandom has grown into a cult following over the past two decades. The first movie grossed $141 million worldwide and quickly received a sequel, 2003’s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2007, Legally Blonde: The Musical ran on Broadway for a year and a half and even aired on MTV.

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As of now, specifics of the new film’s plot remain under wraps, but Deadline reports “it will be much in the spirit of the first film.” Witherspoon has yet to comment on the news (though she famously reposts Legally Blonde memes all time), so we’ll just be over here refreshing her Instagram until she makes a statement.

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This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.

 

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