Even though it has been more than 20 years since Elle Woods first strolled through Harvard’s revered corridors, the narrative is far from done. Reese Witherspoon would be playing the enduring character from the 2000s films for the third time, it was reported in 2018.
Although the feel-good film’s director hasn’t been revealed yet, with Mindy Kaling from Never Have I Ever and Dan Goor from The Office penning the script, we have great expectations for the film.
However, Elle Woods herself is undoubtedly the one who cares the most about the movie, with Witherspoon telling USA Today, “It’s just like Top Gun: they waited a long time to make another version of that movie, and I loved the nostalgia piece they incorporated in it. So definitely that gave us a lot of inspiration about what we would want to do with Elle Woods and make sure that we had all those same touchstones that mattered to people [back] then.”
Legally Blonde 3 Plot
Though the specifics of Legally Blonde 3’s narrative have not yet been made public, Mindy Kaling hinted in a TIME interview that the film will examine how a more experienced and seasoned Elle Woods navigates the twenty-first century.
“What is Elle Woods like at 42?” she asked, “Does she end up becoming all the things she wanted? How does that personality manifest in a grown woman? Has she become more cynical? Her brightness and her cheerfulness really worked when she was 22, but how has life changed her perspective on things?”
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, MGM executive Pamela Abdy further hinted that the film will also examine how Elle deals with parenthood, adding, “Elle is a mum with a thriving career. We’re looking forward to seeing the script come in sometime in the first quarter [of 2022.]”
Legally Blonde 3 Cast
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Coolidge are the only two cast members we are certain of; they will, of course, be returning as Elle Woods and Paulette, respectively.
Luke Wilson, who plays her on-screen husband, has already indicated an interest in coming back, so we can anticipate him to play Emmett as well. Will additional members of the previous cast appear? Here is a complete list of the potential cast members for Legally Blonde 3.
Legally Blonde 3 cast
- Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods
- Luke Wilson as Emmett
- Jennifer Coolidge as Paulette
- Selma Blair as Vivian
- Matthew Davis as Warner
- Ali Larter as Brooke Windham
- Jessica Cauffiel as Margot
- Holland Taylor as Professor Stromwell
- Alanna Ubach as Serena
Legally Blonde 3 Release Date
Sadly, Legally Blonde 3’s original May 2022 release date has been postponed indefinitely. According to Kaling, this is so they may rewrite the script and make sure the film is of a good caliber.