WEEK IN WOMEN: Mindy Kaling & Dan Goor to write LEGALLY BLONDE 3 – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) will write the script for Legally Blonde 3.

Reese Witherspoon will reprise the starring role as Elle Woods in the third installment of the hit comedy franchise. Witherspoon’s banner Hello Sunshine, and the company’s head of television and film Lauren Neustadter, will produce the sequel, along with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Platt Productions.

2001’s Legally Blonde, starring Witherspoon as a perky blonde with a fluffy dog and pink wardrobe who becomes an unlikely standout student at stodgy Harvard Law School, was a surprise box-office smash.

Witherspoon also starred in the 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.