Mindy Kaling is set to bring her sense of humor to Legally Blonde 3.
As per a new report from Deadline, the multi-talent has signed to help write the script for the third installment of the franchise, alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor. The project has been in the works for some time and while a script was already written for the film, Kaling and Goor are set to write a brand-new one. Reese Witherspoon, who committed to the project back in 2018, will reprise her role as Elle Woods and original film producer Marc Platt will return to man the production.
In February, Luke Wilson, who played Elle's love interest, said that he'd be up to return for an upcoming sequel. "There was one [movie], which did really well, and then the second one … didn’t quite do as well," he said at the time. "But, I mean, Reese is so funny that … I’d go back. … I'd go back in a second and do it."
Witherspoon has previously admitting to attending brainstorm meetings for the project, detailing the revolving door of characters — both new and old. She spoke with Entertainment Weekly saying, "Oh, it’s gonna be so fun!” "I got to go to a meeting the other day where we talked about all the new plot points and all the characters and some returning characters and some new characters."