Legally Blonde 3 has tapped The Office scribe Mindly Kaling and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor to write the screenplay.
According to Deadline, who first dropped the news, the two will be replacing original Legally Blonde writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, who were initially set to pen the screenplay when the film was first announced two years ago in 2018.
Kaling and Goor have officially signed on to write MGM’s Legally Blonde 3, giving the screenplay an “entirely new fresh spin” rather than providing a script makeover or providing touch-ups.
Reese Witherspoon remains on the project, reprising her role as Harvard Law graduate and attorney Elle Woods, and will likewise produce the film through her Hello Sunshine studio along with the Legally Blonde franchise’s original producer Marc Platt.
Mindy Kaling is currently celebrating the success of her Netflix comedic series Never Have I Ever, which she co-created and is the executive producer on. She’s best known for her work on The Office, in which she was a writer, actor and eventual executive producer.
Dan Goor is the co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and was an EP and writer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He is also a two-time Emmy winning writer of The Daily Show and Late Night With Conan O’Brien,
Legally Blonde 3 will be the second feature film on which Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor partner — the first being the Kaling/Priyanka Chopra wedding comedy that Universal won in auction last year.
Both Legally Blonde films grossed near $267 million at the world wide box office, with the first film grossing $141.7 million on a reported $18 million budget. The movies also inspired a 2007 Broadway musical which received seven Tony nominations and ten Drama Desk nominations.