May 26, 2024

Elle Woods is coming again…this time, to the small display.

Reese Witherspoon’s manufacturing firm, Hiya Sunshine, is growing a “Legally Blonde” spinoff collection with Amazon MGM Studios, Deadline reported Thursday. “Gossip Woman” government producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are additionally contributing to the challenge.

“Legally Blonde” debuted in 2001, shortly turning into a beloved popular culture phenomenon and propelling Witherspoon to superstardom. Her character Elle Woods — the titular blonde — is a Harvard regulation scholar who triumphs over stereotypes to realize her desires, endearing and galvanizing others within the course of.

The sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Purple, White & Blonde” got here out in 2003, and a 3rd installment, “Legally Blonde 3” is presently being cowritten by by Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor. It’s been within the works for a number of years now, for good cause. Along with delays because of the 2023 Writers Guild strike, Kaling has mentioned she and her group are taking their time writing it as a result of they need to do the challenge justice.

“I really like this challenge. I’m so enthusiastic about it. We’re engaged on it,” Kaling advised ET in 2022. “It’s going, , a bit of extra slowly than we like however [it’s] simply because we actually need it to be good. I consider it as like, Reese’s Avengers. Elle Woods is like her Captain America, so that you don’t need to be the person who messes up that story. So for me, we’re simply taking our time as a result of we would like it to be actually good.”

Along with sequels 2 and three, the franchise consists of the 2009 direct-to-DVD film “Legally Blondes” — a by-product about youthful twin cousins of Elle Woods who transfer from England to California — and the award-winning “Legally Blonde” Broadway musical adaptation launched in 2007.

Clearly, there’s an urge for food for extra “Legally Blonde.” Deadline stories that there are probably two spinoff collection within the works: the aforementioned challenge helmed by Witherspoon and the “Gossip Woman” group in addition to a second spinoff that’s nonetheless within the “preliminary, concept phases.”

Whereas no plot info is accessible but for any of the tasks, Witherspoon has beforehand expressed curiosity in revisiting a model of Elle Woods in her 40s. “I need to uncover what age means to that character,” Witherspoon advised The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “Getting old, modern concepts, how issues have advanced — or not advanced.”

This story was initially printed by Taylor Kuether at Simplemost.

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