Witherspoon committed to the project, from MGM, in 2018 and is set to return as Elle Woods, the sorority-girl-turned-lawyer. She will also produce through her Hello Sunshine production company. “Legally Blonde” producer Marc Platt will return, joined by his Platt Productions president Adam Siegel and Lauren Neustadter, Hello Sunshine’s head of Film and Television.
“Legally Blonde” was a success for MGM in 2001, grossing $141.8 million worldwide. The film followed a perky sorority sister attempting to win back her ex-boyfriend by getting a law degree from Harvard University while remaining relentlessly upbeat and usually clad in pink. The classic film also starred Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge and a Chihuahua named Bruiser, owned by Witherspoon’s character.
MGM released the follow-up, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” which was set in Washington, D.C, in 2013. The sequel grossed $124.9 million at the worldwide box office.
This is the second feature film that Kaling and Goor will be partnering on following the Kaling and Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming wedding comedy that Universal won in an auction last year.
Kaling is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham; Goor has Ziffren Brittenham, and Witherspoon is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.
The news was first reported by Deadline.