New Legally Blonde film could feature Elle Woods as a Supreme Court judge

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By Katie King on

Reese Witherspoon has serious ambitions for her character


Fourteen years after we were treated to classic law-based chick flick ‘Legally Blonde’, lead actress Reese Witherspoon has delighted fans by hinting at a third instalment.

While appearing on American chat show ‘Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe’, Witherspoon explained that she thinks now is the perfect time to check in with Harvard Law grad Elle Woods, revealing:

I actually think it’s kind of great right now because we’re talking about women in politics and how important that is to get more women.

A cult classic amongst law students, the film follows ditsy blonde Elle Woods in her journey through prestigious Harvard Law School. The 2003 sequel, ‘Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde’, sees Elle travel to Washington DC on her mission to ban animal testing.

And where is Elle today? Continuing during her chat show appearance (which can be viewed below), Witherspoon indicated that she’s still a high-flying lawyer, but may have judicial ambitions and perhaps even dreams beyond that. She confided:

I think it’d be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court justice or someone who runs for office.

Witherspoon’s co-star Luke Wilson set tongues wagging again during Monday’s Late Late Show With James Corden, when he announced that he would not mind putting “the band back together”. After discussing Legally Blonde 2’s poor reviews, he said:

[W]e need to do [a third film] to win everybody back

So it looks like a new film may well be on the cards, but, unfortunately, there are no known plans to begin filming. Despite owning production company Pacific Standard — the company behind hit 2014 films ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Wild’– Witherspoon explained that the Legally Blonde decision is out of her hands, joking “call MGM, I have no idea!”

Has anyone got MGM’s number?