On the 40th anniversary, Reese Witherspoon posted a picture of herself as Elle Woods holding the character’s pet canine. There are a lot of followers who could discover it exhausting to consider it is already been twenty years since we first noticed Elle, and time has flown simply as shortly for Witherspoon herself. Within the tweet, the actress said, “Omigod you guys …. Legally Blonde premiered 20 years in the past TODAY! Time flies while you’re busy utilizing authorized jargon in your every single day life.”
Directed by Robert Luketic, Legally Blonde is written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith based mostly on the guide by Amanda Brown. Together with Witherspoon, the film additionally stars Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, and Jennifer Coolidge. The function earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Finest Actress together with one other nom on the MTV Film Awards for Finest Feminine Efficiency. It additionally scored greater than $141 million in income on a price range of $18 million.
Based mostly on the success of the unique, a sequel was developed for a launch in 2003. Known as Legally Blonde 2: Purple, White & Blonde, the follow-up brings again Witherspoon as Elle Woods with the character switching areas to Washington D.C. to hold out her apply. Wilson and Coolidge additionally reprised their roles with different solid members together with Sally Area, Regina King, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey, Bob Newhart, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. It was not as critically well-received however was however a giant hit on the field workplace.
A 2009 sequel, Legally Blondes, served as a delicate reboot with out Witherspoon returning as Elle Woods. The spinoff as an alternative adopted Camilla Rosso and Rebecca Rosso as Elle’s twin cousins, every of whom have the same fashion right down to the pet canine, with the twins staying in Elle’s dwelling whereas she’s away. It was launched on to DVD and aired on ABC Household and the Disney Channel.
Witherspoon is now set to make her return to the franchise with Legally Blondes 3. Initially set for a 2020 launch earlier than pandemic-related delays, the film is now on the board for a Could 2022 launch. Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor will write the screenplay for MGM. Together with reprising her function as Elle Woods, Witherspoon can even produce by way of her Howdy Sunshine studio with unique producer Marc Platt. Unique star Luke Wilson has additionally teased a return if the brand new film requires his character.
“Someone simply informed me that it was arising on its 20th anniversary, which I could not consider,” Wilson informed ET in Could. “I positively now run into girls that have been children when it got here out and so they inform me, ‘Now I’ve launched my daughter to the film.’ In order that’s actually cool and I’ve by no means had that occur earlier than, the place a film’s sort of been launched to a different technology by the individuals who initially noticed it.”
The 20th anniversary marks nearly as good a time as any to revisit the unique Legally Blonde. If you wish to watch the film, it is at present streaming on Netflix in the US. This news involves us from Reese Witherspoon on Twitter.