Reese Witherspoon Will Revive Tracy Flick for ‘Election’ Sequel

More than 20 years after littering high school hallways with “Pick Flick” propaganda, Reese Witherspoon To be replay her role as A student body president Tracy Flick, according to much shop.

The sequel of 1999 election, adapted from Tom PerrottaJune 2022’s novels Tracy Flick can’t winis in the process of working with the scriptwriter and director Alexander Payne back to driving. Perrotta, who adapted the original film from his novel, will executive produce and write the sequel along with frequent Payne collaborator. Jim Taylor. Witherspoon has also signed on to produce with Lauren Neustadter under her Hello Sunshine shingle. The film is being prepared for release on Paramount+.

Back in July, Witherspoon the code refers to the Elections sequel, tell America today that there’s a project she “can’t really talk about” where she’s “playing a character I played a long time ago”. In the first film, Tracy is plotting to win the vote for student body president despite dismal approval reviews from her classmates and being interfered by. Matthew Broderickdisgruntled social studies teacher. Set some 25 years in the future, the sequel sees a middle-aged Flick fail to fulfill his political dreams but languish as an assistant principal at a high school in upstate New Jersey.

“I imagine some people will be surprised and some will be disappointed, and some will want to solve the problem,” he said. Perotta said Vanity Fair in June of the stagnation of character. “I have a friend who insisted that she be the talker on Fox News. I think there’s a version of Tracy’s life that could go that way.” Instead, Perotta chose to capitalize on the reality faced by many aspiring women. “American culture is very competitive and individualistic, and every high school has Tracy,” he said. “And most of those Tracy don’t become senators.”

Payne, who has not directed a sequel to any of his films until now, told Vanity Fair in 2019 that he does not consider the film “a political metaphor”. He continued: “I know it’s in there—I just think it’s a funny little comedy. . . Elections‘a movie that I still get the most compliments from the filmmakers, because it has a very good rhythm. All the stars came together to make it a pretty good movie.”


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