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Home Again Trailer #2: Reese Witherspoon Gets Her Groove Back

Home Again Trailer #2: Reese Witherspoon Gets Her Groove Back
Following the first trailer that arrived in May, Open Road Films has released the second trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon as a complex woman named Alice Kinney. This video includes new footage which reveals that it is actually Alice's mother (Candice Bergen) who suggests that the three young filmmakers (Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky) she meets on her birthday should live in her guest house. Things get even more complicated when Alice's estranged husband (Michael Sheen) comes to visit, finding these three youngsters living in her house.

This new trailer, which debuted on Open Road Films YouTube, reveals that, the morning after Alice's tryst with Pico Alexander's character, her mother unexpectedly returns home with her young daughters, who discover that their mother had some company last night. This trailer also includes a new scene where Alice tries to break down some ground rules for the house,
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Christmas in the '90s: The Best of Friends, Buffy, The West Wing and More (Plus, Where to Stream the Episodes)

Prepare to have yourself an awesome little Christmas.

Because nothing pairs better with eggnog than a little holiday nostalgia, TVLine is turning back the clock and reliving some of our favorite Christmas TV episodes from that glorious decade known as the ’90s.

Videos‘Wonderful Christmastime’: Fallon, Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon Lead Star-Studded Performance

And we’ve got quite a mixed bag for you, with selections from Saved By the Bell (Zack dates a homeless girl!), Friends (“It’s like Night of the Living Dead Christmas Trees“), The West Wing (for all you grown-ups out there) and more. Heck, one
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Reese Witherspoon Still Wants to Do Legally Blonde 3

Reese Witherspoon Still Wants to Do Legally Blonde 3
Hollywood is certainly sequel crazy, but some recent follow-ups haven't fared well at the box office. Especially when it comes to comedies. Long-awaited movies such as Anchorman 2 and Zoolander 2 arrived well past their freshness date, and audiences weren't that interested. That hasn't stopped Reese Witherspoon from considering a return to two of her most favorite characters. If she had her way, there would already be a Legally Blonde 3 and a Sweet Home Alabama 2.

But is there an audience for those movies still around? The verdict is out on Sweet Home Alabama 2, even if the original does have its fans. Legally Blonde 3, though, may be closer to happening than we think. Last October, Reese claimed that she really wanted to return as Elle Woods. Now, she reveals that a sequel might be closer to becoming a reality.

"[Legally Blonde] was really fun. A lot of people have asked me if we're
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Reese Witherspoon Spreads Oscar Dust Over Live-Action Tinker Bell Movie

With Joe Wright’s Pan flying into theaters this October, Hollywood may be about to embark on a new romance with the Boy Who Never Grew Up, and Disney is already getting ahead of the crowd with a live-action Tinker Bell spinoff, currently titled Tink. Today brings news that, to help them bring Peter Pan’s pint-sized sidekick to the big screen, the studio is calling on none other than Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to spread some fairy dust.

Witherspoon is attached to both star in and produce the pic, which is being developed as a new take on a beloved character in the same vein as Disney’s mega-grossing Maleficent (though with a considerably smaller budget, according to reports). It will play with the classic Peter Pan narrative to give Tink (Witherspoon) her own tale, independent from her human-sized companion.

Victoria Strouse, who penned the script for Pixar’s Finding Nemo follow-up Finding Dory,
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Reese Witherspoon Heading For Pale Blue Dot

With Hot Pursuit, her buddy comedy with Sofia Vergara, proving a hot mess at the box office after getting raked over the coals by critics, Reese Witherspoon is retreating back into dramatic territory for Pale Blue Dot.

Witherspoon, who was Oscar-nominated earlier this year for her performance in Wild, will portray a successful female astronaut who returns home from an extended mission, only to find her mind unraveling as she attempts to readjust to a seemingly perfect American life. The pic, written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott Diguiseppi (the Black List scribe behind Uncle Shelby), explores the idea that astronauts experience an unusual form of mental illness when they return home, finding it tremendously difficult to regain a grip on earthbound reality.

Buzz is strong on this one, with Witherspoon also producing through her Pacific Standard banner. Hollywood has been hot on space-related dramas since the runaway success of Gravity,
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Reese Witherspoon Rejoins Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

Alexander Payne began development on his then-next project, Downsizing, in 2009 before moving onto The Descendants. The troublesome social satire scripted by Payne and long-time writing partner Jim Taylor already had Paul Giamatti and Reese Witherspoon attached before it went belly-up. For whatever reason, 20th Century Fox were reluctant to invest in the story or its heavy use of CGI and lodged the flick into a permanent hiatus.

Late last year, the film underwent a shake-up. When news arrived that Matt Damon had relinquished his role in Zhang Zimou’s China-set epic, The Great Wall, in favour of the lead in Payne’s drama, the project returned to Fox’s development slate. Now, in a strange turn of events, Deadline reports that Witherspoon is back on board as the female lead. Together, the two will play a happily married couple who decide to shrink themselves out of financial concerns. Their logic?
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Reese Witherspoon Teams with Matt Damon in 'Downsizing'

Reese Witherspoon Teams with Matt Damon in 'Downsizing'
Reese Witherspoon has signed on to follow up her critically-acclaimed performance in Wild with Downsizing. Ironically, the actress was initially attached way back in 2009 when we first reported on the project. Paul Giamatti and Sacha Baron Cohen were also attached to star at the time for director Alexander Payne, but it never moved forward, as the filmmaker went on to make Best Picture nominee The Descendants just a few years later. Matt Damon signed on to star back in November, playing a man who believes his life would be far better off if he shrunk himself, in what is described as a social satire.

Back in 2009, Reese Witherspoon was set to play a woman who met the shrinking man, then played by Paul Giamatti. It isn't known if she will still play the same role in this incarnation. Deadline reports that timing may be an issue with Reese Witherspoon, since
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'Alvin and the Chipmunks 4' Lands 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Writer

'Alvin and the Chipmunks 4' Lands 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Writer
Fox 2000 has brought on Randi Mayem Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) to write the screenplay for Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, which has already been set for release on December 16, 2016.

No plot details have been released at this stage, and it isn't known if any of the cast members from 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks, 2009's Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel or 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked will return for this follow-up. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney voiced the Chipmunks in all three movies, with Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate voicing the Chippettes in Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.

The first three movies have earned over $560 at the domestic box office, and more than $1.1 billion worldwide combined, even though Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked earned $100 million less than its predecessors during its theatrical run.
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Reese Witherspoon, 38, Bares Cleavage in One-Piece Bathing Suit in Italy: Picture

Reese Witherspoon, 38, Bares Cleavage in One-Piece Bathing Suit in Italy: Picture
Reese Witherspoon is living it up with her girlfriends while vacationing in Italy. The Wish List actress was photographed wearing a cleavage-baring one-piece swimsuit as she relaxed on a boat on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The mom of three kept her blonde locks down while catching a tan and accessorized with sunglasses and her wedding bands. Cruising off the Tyrrhenian Sea is quite the contrast for the star, who recently noshed on beignets in New Orleans last month. (The Oscar winner was in the Big Easy to film her [...]
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Paul Feig To Helm All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Paul Feig, the director behind Bridesmaids, is currently in talks to helm an all-female reboot of classic comedy feature Ghostbusters.

All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot won’t be a Ghostbusters 3, nor will it be a remake of the original. Instead, the script will be written from scratch with comedic actresses playing the ghostbusters, reported Variety.

Currently, Feig is in talks with Sony, but the project hasn’t moved forward into formal negotiations.

Feig, who earned raves with female-driven comedies Bridesmaids and The Heat, is teaming up with Melissa McCarthy for a third time in Spy, which is scheduled for release next Memorial Day. Feig is also slated to direct comedy Wish List with Reese Witherspoon in the lead role.

As for the prospect of a Ghostbusters III, no director has stepped up to helm the project since Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman dropped
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Reese Witherspoon Lives 'Happily Ever After' in New Fariytale Comedy

Over two years ago, Reese Witherspoon was attached to star in Wish List, a romantic comedy set up at Disney about an overly imaginative little girl who makes ten wishes at a wishing well. However, her coin never reaches the bottom, and she grows up to lose touch with her inner child. Now the actress is heading into more familiar Disney territory with Happily Ever After, a fairytale romantic comedy that follows a prince and princess about 10 years after they have ridden off into the sunset for their "happily ever after." However, it's not easy as the two learn that even in a magical land, relationships are hard work. Read on! THR reports Disney picked up the project based on a pitch from Nahnatchka Khan, the creator of the short-lived comedy series "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23." Witherspoon will also produce through her Pacific Standard banner in a deal
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Paul Feig To Direct Spy Comedy Susan Cooper

Paul Feig will be continuing his recent trend of directing comedies led by a female cast with Susan Cooper. His 2011 female-led feature, Bridesmaids, was a mega success, bringing in $288 million. That film will be followed by The Heat later this month. After bridal parties and buddy cops, Feig’s new focus will be on a female spy who is said to be reminiscent of James Bond.

While not much can be said of the plot, Feig will be taking a more realistic approach, unlike other spy comedies such as Austin Powers or Johnny English. Similar to The Heat, two characters will lead the story. The possibility of creating a franchise is also being discussed.

In addition to directing, Feig has provided the script and will be producing. He was supposedly inspired by one of his favorite movies, the 1967 spoof Casino Royale starring Peter Sellers. If the two films have anything in common,
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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara Team Up on Screen for Don’T Mess With Texas

File this one away in your "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game: Reese Witherspoon (Mud) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) are set to team up on screen for Don't Mess with Texas.  Universal won a bidding war for the comedy spec script from screenwriters John Quaintance and David Feeney (Ben and Kate).  Witherspoon will produce with Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard banner along with Dana Fox, who both wrote for and executive produced the recently-canceled Ben and Kate.  The fast-tracked picture is expecting to start production next March.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that female-driven comedy Don't Mess with Texas will team up a cop and a prisoner on the run in Texas as they're being pursued by a gang of crooked cops. Witherspoon wil next be seen in director Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot and is currently filming Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.  Recent additions
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Jim Toth Drinks Up at Lunch While Reese Sticks to Water

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Jim Toth Drinks Up at Lunch While Reese Sticks to Water
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth shared a laugh while dining alfresco at the SoHo House in NYC yesterday. Jim enjoyed a glass of wine while Reese skipped the alcohol and drank water during the meal. The couple spent the day together, running errands and stopping by a C. Wonder store to get in a bit of shopping. Reese and Jim took their trip to the Big Apple after the actress wrapped up filming for The Good Lie in Atlanta. Reese debuted her new blond hairdo when she returned to the couple's home base in La over the weekend to spend time with her family. She may be getting in a break before she returns to her busy work schedule. Reese recently signed on for Three Little Words, a new film directed by James Mangold. She is also preparing to film Wish List and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus later this year.
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Reese Witherspoon may produce and appear in "The Engagements"

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Has Reese Witherspoon found her next role? TheWrap reports Reese is in talks to produce "The Engagements," an adaptation of a J. Courtney Sullivan novel. If the film gets made, she may have a role in it, though there's no indication how big a part it would be.

The book, which has yet to be released, was found by the actress' production company, who brought it to the attention of Fox 2000. It's an ensemble story, that follows a diamond engagement ring. The story begins in the 1930s, ending in the present day, telling the tales of five different relationships.

If this movie doesn't happen with Witherspoon, she's not hurting for work. The Oscar winner has roles in the upcoming films "Mud," and "Devil's Knot," which centers around the trial of the West Memphis Three. She's also starring in "Wish List," the next movie from "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig.
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Reese Witherspoon Circling The Lead Of The Good Lie

After the Oscar-nominated film about an Algerian immigrant, Monsieur Lazhar’s Philippe Falardeau is set to direct The Good Lie which centers on a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War.

Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in the upcoming indie drama inspired by real events with screenplay by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire).

The film focuses on

a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. They develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to his new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

There’s currently no start date scheduled for The Good Lie production.

The big question for Nagle: Could she expand her talent for Prohibition era gangsters (Warm Bodies) and apply it to a contemporary social drama?
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Reese Witherspoon Accessorizes Her Baby Bump With a Bright Smile

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Reese Witherspoon Accessorizes Her Baby Bump With a Bright Smile
Reese Witherspoon was in a cheery mood yesterday while shopping at a grocery store in Brentwood. She's been sticking to a busy schedule awaiting the arrival of her third child with husband Jim Toth. Reese is on a break from filming at the moment, but she's got a long list of projects to come. She recently completed her role in Devil's Knot, due out next year, and has two films in pre-production. Reese is set to share the big screen with Ryan Reynolds in Big Eyes and has signed on to Wish List, a Disney comedy about a young girl who makes 10 wishes that come true when she's an adult. View Slideshow ›
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Cannes 2012: Jeff Nichols’ Mud Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon Clips

Here are two clips for Jeff Nichols‘ upcoming Mud project, described as the deep South drama with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon in the leading roles. Nichols’ movie, shown at Cannes Film Festival In Competition, received critical acclaim. Tonight the Cannes Jury, led by Italian actor-director Nanni Moretti, will announce its awards, culminating in the [...]

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Sandra Bullock On For Cop Comedy

Sandra Bullock On For Cop Comedy
Last year, Bridesmaids did more than just become one of the most successful comedies and launch Kristen Wiig’s career to the next level: it also provided a healthy boost for both director Paul Feig and scene stealer Melissa McCarthy. The pair are now reconnecting for a new film, and have roped in Sandra Bullock for the untitled cop comedy.The buddy script comes from Katie Dippold, who has been honing her comedy chops on Us sitcom Parks And Recreation. The story finds an upright FBI agent (we’re guessing Bullock – she’s got form with the Bureau) and an unconventional Boston cop (sounds like something McCarthy could win with) forced to work together.20th Century Fox is looking to get this one shooting this summer to take advantage of McCarthy’s break from her own TV job on Mike And Molly. And to get in before any of the
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'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig Penned a Portion of 'The Amazing Spider-man'

Be on the lookout for a touch of high school hilarity in this summer's "The Amazing Spider-Man".

According to Vulture, "Spider-Man" director Marc Webb got some writing assistance from "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig with one of the film's scenes.

Feig attended Tribeca Film Festival last night for the "Take This Waltz" premiere and gushed about his connection with Webb.

"I'm looking forward to 'The Amazing Spider-Man,'" he explained. "[Webb]'s a great guy, he invited me on set, and I did a little bit of writing for that movie, for one of the high school scenes, so I'm excited."

Feig's got some serious experience with writing about the woes of adolescence, having created the short-lived but beloved television show "Freaks and Geeks," about a group of teens dealing with the usual dilemmas — factions, bullying, alcohol and drugs, to name a few.

For Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), of course,
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