Grab your pink mini skirt and blonde wig, and, no, not because it’s Pride Month. Reese Witherspoon is said to be oh-so-close to inking a deal to return to her days as Elle Woods for Legally Blonde 3. A lot of the original elements from the first film are said to be returning, but if Selma Blair’s bitchy Vivian isn’t brought back, they better replace her with Sarah Huckabee Sanders or this movie is going to be just as much of a snooze as Bridget Jones’s Diary 3!
Deadline says MGM is very close to bringing Reese and most of the creative team from the first Legally Blonde back for a third movie. Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah wrote the first movie and are likely to do this one. The movie’s original production team is coming back along with Reese’s own production company. They are all expected to start the movie very quickly as soon as they find a director, but the potential plot is being kept a secret.
Well, I have several ideas as to what Elle can be up to. Namely, she can finish what Hillary Clinton started and evict Trump from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or even ascend to the Supreme Court and start issuing scratch-n-sniff opinions and dissents signed at the end with “Laura Jeanne Poon.” I really hope Jennifer Coolidge is on board because I can’t even go near a Costco without quoting her from the second movie saying, “Makes me want a hot dog real bad!”
It’s been 17 years since the first movie, and since the dog who played Bruiser Woods died in 2016, some of us are left wondering if there’s going to be a new chihuahua for Elle or if she’s suddenly turned into a cat lady with middle age. I’m still a little stunned by Bruiser’s demise since my grandma once had a Chihuahua, and I’m pretty sure that thing lived into its forties…it just began to look more like a subway rat and less like a dog. Maybe this will free Elle up to don a pussy hat with her new colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg and show the world girls rule and boys drool!