According to Deadline, MGM is in the final talks with Reese, who this time will return under her hugely successful production company Hello Sunshine. They are responsible for award-winning hits such as Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.
Also reprising important roles in the first film will be Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith and Karen McCullah, the scriptwriters. They first adapted the film from the original Amanda brown novel, and are now in talks to write the upcoming script of the new blockbuster.
With much of the original creative team returning, there are high hopes for the film, with fans eager to see Elle maintain her optimistic-against-all-odds life attitude. In the current climate of women's empowerment in Hollywood, and Reese's instrumental role within that, we can imagine that the film will center on this theme.
This is supposedly the intention of bringing back the original team, possibly even returning director Robert Luketic, as well as drawing in the audience who grew up with the film. Well, if anyone can satisfy our Legally Blonde 3 dreams and be counted on to do it right, it's Reese Witherspoon.
On 17th March 2017 we wrote...
While it's been 15 years since Legally Blonde was released - can you believe it?! - Elle Woods herself is very keen to get underway with a third movie. Like, ASAP. And it seems our wish, and hers, could become a reality.
Talking to James Corden on The Late Late Show last night, Reese said she would definitely be up for bringing back Elle Woods. 'Yeah, yeah I would [do it]!' she said. 'I think it'd be kind of cool to see her 15 years later, like what's she doing now? What do you think? I don't know. But I need a good idea.'
It's clear that Reese has been mulling over where Elle Woods' life would have ended up 15 years after she graduated from Harvard. 'She could be a Supreme Court justice,' she mused. 'Or she could be like a really great powerful attorney, or she could be in prison. She could be anything! I don't know.'
Things are definitely looking hopeful, but where does that leave little Bruiser Woods? He'll be there with her, right...?
On 17th January 2016 we wrote...
Reese Witherspoon reveals she's been thinking about Legally Blonde 3.
'We've thought about it,' Reese Witherspoon told E! News. 'I need somebody really clever to come up with a great idea and we'll do it.'
'I do think it's a good time to do it,' she continued. 'I think women need that kind of positivity right now.'
When asked what she thought President-elect Donald Trump’s will mean for women in the United States she replied: 'It's a great privilege to be a woman in America," she said. "We have many rights and freedoms that a lot of women don't have all over the world. I try to celebrate that. I try to live that to its utmost, particularly the freedom of speech, being able to express myself, create shows like this to show how important women are in our world. That's what I try to focus on.'
On the 28th August 2016 we wrote...
Speaking about her career in a Facebook live session, Reese Witherspoon opened up about one of her favourite films, Legally Blonde.
‘[Picking a favorite movie] is like picking your favourite kid,’ she admitted. ‘But...I loved making Legally Blonde, because I love pink. It was really fun. I got to wear all the amazing costumes. I also got to work with a dog every day...I'm obsessed with dogs.’
Witherspoon gushed about her time playing Elle Woods and in particular about working with her adorable co-star, Bruiser. ‘He was just really sweet! I miss him, I really do,’ she said.
Most excitingly though, she hinted at a possibility of a new installment of the franchise.
‘[Legally Blonde] was really fun,' she said. 'A lot of people have asked me if we're going to make another Legally Blonde, and we're thinking about it.’
‘Thinking about it’ is giving us some serious hope it might be happening. And this isn’t the first time she has spoken about the remake. Last October Reese revealed that she thought it was the ‘right time’ for Elle Woods to make a comeback on Lifetime's Fashionably Late.
Bring it on!