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Reese Witherspoon And Mindy Kaling Join Forces For 'Legally Blonde 3'

 Reese Witherspoon And Mindy Kaling Join Forces For 'Legally Blonde 3'

It's the classic noughties movie that brought 'bend and snap' into our vocabulary and taught us that a passion for pink two-pieces in no way impacts on your ability to blitz a law seminar.

Now we can prepare to be served Legally Blonde 3, as Reese Witherspoon and The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling are joining forces to return the hit franchise to our screens.

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According to Deadline, Mindy will be teaming up with Dan Goor, co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to write the screenplay for Legally Blonde 3.

, Mindy Mindy Kaling will team up with 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-creator Dan Goor to write 'Legally Blonde 3' (Credit: PA)
, Mindy Mindy Kaling will team up with 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-creator Dan Goor to write 'Legally Blonde 3' (Credit: PA)

Meanwhile, Reese will be stepping back into Elle's (fluffy) shoes to reprise one of her most iconic roles.

"Reese Witherspoon remains aboard, reprising her role as attorney Elle Woods, producing through her Hello Sunshine studio with the franchise's original producer Marc Platt," Deadline reports.

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Seriously, we could not be more excited to see Mindy and Reese working on a project together.

Mindy's credentials are huge. She recently co-created and executive produced the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever, which follows an Indian-American teenage girl and is partly autobiographical.

Then there are the two SAG ensemble wins and six Emmy nominations that she has under her belt for NBC's The Office. And of course, she was the EP and star of Fox's The Mindy Project.

Safe to say, Mindy will be bringing a lot of comedic know-how to the Legally Blonde franchise.

Meanwhile, Dan Goor is a two-time Emmy winning writer of The Daily Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Murmurings of Legally Blonde 3 first started way back in the spring of 2018. Reese confirmed the news in June that year with a tweet, sharing a video of herself floating on a pool lounger, dressed in a pink bikini.

"It's true... #LegallyBlonde3," she teased.

The original movie followed lead character Elle Woods as she overcame the doubt and sexism of her peers to strut her way to the top of Harvard Law School, ditching her disrespectful boyfriend along the way.


Legally Blonde
gave us everything we wanted from a teen comedy. Yes, there were handbag-sized dogs in colour co-ords, but there were also powerful themes of female empowerment, identity and friendship.

The first movie was a big earner for MGM, earning a reported $141.7M.

So, where is Elle now? Way back in 2015, while chatting on the Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe, Reese revealed that following the presidential campaign trail of Hilary Clinton had left her wondering what turn Elle's career might have taken.

"I think it'd be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court Justice, or someone who runs for office... President, I mean," she said.

In other words: watch this space, because Elle is likely to be a major figure in the US legal system.

To sum up our case, this is news we definitely don't object to.

Featured Image Credit: MGM

Topics: Reese Witherspoon, TV and Film

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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