Don't deny it: Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde dominated the early 2000s. When the first Legally Blonde movie released in 2001, viewers quickly fell in love with Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods. The film made over $141 million in box office sales worldwide, eventually prompting the second film in the series.
Because Legally Blonde is often hailed as one of the greatest and funniest noughties comedies, it's no wonder that fans have waited with bated breath for news of a threequel. Thankfully, we all got our wish. The franchise is slated to return to the big screen with a third movie, 15 years later after Legally Blonde 2 hit theaters. It's true—Legally Blonde 3 is officially in the works!
Here, everything we know about Legally Blonde 3 before it hits theaters.
Reese first confirmed the third movie in June 2018. The actress took to Instagram to make the announcement that, yes, Legally Blonde 3 is officially happening. To make the announcement, the actress posted a short video of herself in Elle's sequined hot pink bikini, leisurely sunbathing on a pool float. "It’s true... #LegallyBlonde3," she captioned the post.
Reese donned the bikini back in 2016 to celebrate Legally Blonde's 15th anniversary, so it's fitting that she brought it back out to confirm the third movie two years later.
There's a script! At the season 2 New York premiere for Big Little Lies, Reese was asked about her iconic Legally Blonde character, and if she could reveal any details about a possible third movie. "[We have] a script, but we haven't shot anything," the actress said. "[Elle's] a very beloved character. You just want her to go on a hero's journey like she does in the first movie, and I'm having a great time working on it."
The original writers and producers are back, too. Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith and Karen McCullah, are tasked with writing the script. Original producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, President of Platt Productions, will work on the film. Reese is also set to produce the film, with her production company, Hello Sunshine. There is currently no word on who will be directing the film.
There's an official release date. The third Legally Blonde film is slated to arrive in theaters on February 14, 2020 — only eight months away!
(Source: Instagram, Entertainment Weekly and Deadline)