AFI Movie Club: LEGALLY BLONDE

DID YOU KNOW? LEGALLY BLONDE marked Robert Luketic’s feature directorial debut. He went on to direct other female comedies written by women, including MONSTER-IN-LAW (2005) and THE UGLY TRUTH (2009).

DID YOU KNOW? Based on a 2001 novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, LEGALLY BLONDE told the story of her personal experiences while attending Stanford University Law School. Film producer Marc Platt was also involved in the development of Brown’s manuscript, which eventually moved the setting to Harvard University.

DID YOU KNOW? LEGALLY BLONDE was the second team of writing partners Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith. They previously adapted another literary source, “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare.for the 1999 comedy 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.

DID YOU KNOW? A surprise box office hit, LEGALLY BLONDE was produced for $18 million and grossed nearly eight times that amount.

DID YOU KNOW? LEGALLY BLONDE has spawned various sequels and spinoffs, including two feature films to date and a musical that premiered in San Francisco in 2007. A third film has been announced for release in 2022.

DID YOU KNOW? LEGALLY BLONDE was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. She also received the MTV Movie Award for Best Actress.

Learn more about the AFI catalog.

Source link

About Evan A. Ellis

Check Also

Art Lovers Movie Club: Haig Aivazian, “Prometheus”

Welcome to the Art Lovers Movie Club, where you’ll find a selection of artist videos …