Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon team up for ‘Legally Blonde 3’ movie

Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling reportedly teaming up for 'Legally Blonde 3'

Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor are working together to help write the next installment of the “Legally Blonde” franchise.

MGM’s upcoming screenplay of “Legally Blonde 3″ will be written by Mindy Kaling, who wrote and produced “The Mindy Project” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with co-creator Dan Goor.

Kaling confirmed the news on Twitter Tuesday morning.

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Reese Witherspoon will be reprising her role as the iconic attorney, Elle Woods, according to Deadspin.

In 2018, Witherspoon confirmed that a third film was in the works. The announcement came with a short video of Witherspoon wearing a sparkly pink bikini and floating in a pool. “Legally Blonde” fans might recognize the bikini from the first film in the franchise.

Witherspoon plans to produce the film through her company, Hello Sunshine.

“Legally Blonde” premiered in America in July 2001. Based on a novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, the film was a critical success. It was followed in 2003 by “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.” A musical based on both the book and the 2001 film premiered on Broadway in 2007.

Mindy Kaling, Dan Goor and Reese Witherspoon. (Jon Kopaloff/WireImage | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Mindy Kaling, Dan Goor and Reese Witherspoon. (Jon Kopaloff/WireImage | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)