Reese Witherspoon reportedly in talks for ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Could Elle Woods make a triumphant return to Harvard Law School?

Reese Witherspoon, who stars as the bubbly and brainy lawyer in the 2001 hit film “Legally Blonde,” is reportedly nearing a deal with MGM to reprise her role in “Legally Blonde 3,” according to Deadline.

The original film centered around Woods’ journey in pursuit of her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School, where she is looked down upon by her classmates because of her blindingly pink attire and unrelenting idealism. Ultimately, Woods wins almost everyone over, and even helps prove that a sorority sister accused of murder is innocent.

“Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde” (2003) took Woods to Washington D.C., where she joined the staff of a congresswoman and helped craft a bill to ban animal testing.

While Deadline reporter Mike Fleming wrote that details of the plot are being kept under wraps (meaning we don’t know whether Harvard will feature or not), Fleming wrote that he’s been told “Legally Blonde 3” will be “much in the spirit of the first film.”

“The intention here is to make this more about female empowerment, a message that hits at a fortuitous time in the culture,” Fleming wrote. “The feeling is to draw back in the audience that grew up with the original film and find a new global audience.”

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