Reese Witherspoon has had a tremendous career that has cemented her place among the most accomplished and significant actors in Hollywood. She became well-known for her portrayal of Elle Woods in the comedy ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2001 and went on to dazzle audiences with her captivating performances in films like ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ ‘Water for Elephants,’ and ‘This Means War.’
After receiving a second nomination for her depiction of Cheryl Strayed in Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Wild,” Witherspoon went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as June Carter Cash in James Mangold’s “Walk the Line.” The actress has dabbled in production and worked as a producer on a number of successful projects, including the HBO series “Big Little Lies” and the 2014 psychological thriller movie “Gone Girl.” Our readers might be interested to hear what new initiatives Witherspoon will be a part of given her impressive resume. The actress’s forthcoming films and TV shows are listed below.
All Stars (TBA)
Witherspoon is a star and executive producer of the comedy sitcom “All Stars.” In the 30-minute comedy, Daytona Beach (Witherspoon), a former cheerleader, instructs a group of pupils in a coastal England school about cheerleading. The show was conceived by and is run by Aline Brosh McKenna, who is best known for authoring “The Devil Wears Prada.” The remaining cast members have not yet been made public. Two seasons of the show were ordered by Amazon for Prime Video in December 2022, and the project is currently reportedly in pre-production.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (TBA)
The 2017 novel of the same name by Gail Honeyman served as the basis for the movie “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.” In the drama movie, a socially uncomfortable 29-year-old lady from Glasgow, Scotland, learns that in order to fully live her life, she must be open to people. In 2018, Witherspoon was named as the project’s producer. She was also rumoured to be in negotiations to play the main role. ‘Fleabag’ director Harry Bradbeer was hired to oversee the movie in 2022. The movie is still in development, and no new information about its production has been made public.
Legally Blonde 3 (TBA)
In addition, Witherspoon will produce and appear in the upcoming film in her enduring “Legally Blonde” series. The plot of the planned sequel hasn’t been made public yet, but the first 2001 movie followed Elle Woods, a stylish sorority girl who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend by earning a Juris Doctor degree. Witherspoon reprises her role as Elle Woods in the comedy movie, which is also anticipated to see the return of Jessica Cauffiel as Margot, Alanna Ubach as Serena, and Jennifer Coolidge as Paulette.
The movie’s release date was initially slated for 2020 after initial announcement in 2018. Later, it was postponed until 2022. Mindy Kaling, who co-wrote the script with Dan Goor, announced in March 2022 that they were still developing the plot. The movie is reportedly now in pre-production with no set release date.
Tinker Bell (TBA)
A live-action Disney movie named “Tinker Bell” is based on the “Peter Pan” fairy Tinker Bell. Witherspoon is the only cast member who has been publicly identified so far, and the storyline elements have been kept a secret. Witherspoon is producing the fantasy movie, which was initially mentioned in the announcement from that year. The next update, however, occurred six years later, in 2021, when news broke that Gary Marsh’s overall deal with Disney included a new iteration of the movie. The actress continues to serve as a producer on the endeavour. The script will be written by Maria Melnik (“Escape Room”), according to the most recent rumours. There hasn’t been any information released about the director or any new developments in the production.
Tiny Trailblazers (TBA)
Tiny Trailblazers is a Disney Junior animated series that Witherspoon both produced and voices. The programme centres on Tilly and Birdie, two young girls who become friends while exploring nature while Tilly’s scientist mother conducts fieldwork on forest streams. While the identities of the other cast members are unknown, Witherspoon provides the voice of Fern, a wildlife specialist. The purpose of the series is to raise awareness of the value of protecting wildlife and the environment. Together with Disney Junior, Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine produces the show. Although the show is presently in production, a release date has not yet been announced.
Tracy Flick Can’t Win (TBA)
‘Tracy Flick Can’t Win’ is a follow-up to Witherspoon’s 1999 comedy ‘Election,’ which was helmed by Alexander Payne. The political movie, which is based on Tom Perrotta’s book of the same name, follows Tracy Flick from the first movie as she pursues her ascent to the top while serving as the assistant principle of a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Using a screenplay he co-wrote with Jim Taylor, Payne will return to direct the follow-up. The only celebrity currently associated with the film, which Witherspoon also produces through her business Hello Sunshine, is Witherspoon. The movie is now under development at Paramount+, and more information about its production is awaited.
You’re Cordially Invited (TBA)
The story of “You’re Cordially Invited” centres on a bride and her father who learn that another bride and her sister have already reserved their ideal wedding venue. When the two teams decide to share the space, pandemonium and amusing situations result. While Will Ferrell and Geraldine Viswanathan portray the first bride and her father, Reese Witherspoon plays the second bride’s sister and wedding planner (played by Meredith Hagner). Jimmy Tatro, Leanne Morgan, Keyla Monterroso Mejia, and Celia Weston make up the remaining cast members. The Nicholas Stoller-directed film is currently in post-production, and Amazon Prime Video will release it. The precise release date has not yet been made public.