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Leading the charge as bubbly-yet-brilliant law student Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon in the films) is Alexandra Grey, known for her roles on Empire and MacGyver. Joining as Elle’s love interest Emmett Richmond (Luke Wilson) is Signature Move star Fawzia Mirza.
Also on board are Razor Tongue‘s Rain Valdez as Vivian, Lingua Franca star Ivory Aquino as Paulette, former child actress Mara Wilson as both Enid and Professor Callahan, actor and podcaster Symphony Sanders as Brooke and Mrs. Fletcher star Jen Richards as Warner.
Rounding out the group are actor/comedian Jes Tom (Serena) and songwriter Mal Blum (Professor Stromwell and Margot), as well as Ava Capri (Love, Victor) and The Goldbergs‘ Alexis G. Zall, the latter two of whom will play the remaining parts. The film’s co-writer Kiwi Smith is also set to take part, in the role of Chutney, EW reports.
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Reminiscing, Witherspoon admitted none of the cast expected the movie to become so iconic. “I don’t think any of us knew what this film was going to turn out to be or how much it was going to inspire young women and young people across the world,” the Oscar winner said. “I travel the entire world and always, the movie that people stop me about is Legally Blonde.”
“And the thing that actually really touches my heart is more people stop me and say, ‘I went to law school because of Elle Woods.’ Which is really amazing,” Witherspoon added.
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Back in January, the actress and Never Have I Ever co-creator, 41, gave Access an update on the highly anticipated project, saying, “I don’t know when we’ll be able to shoot movies again but it would be great to, if Reese likes the script, shooting it this year would be awesome.”
“I can’t wait to see what people will think of the way we wrote Elle Woods,” Kaling also shared. “We wrote Elle Woods at 40, so how Elle is at 40 versus how she was at 21 has been really fun to imagine.”