05/06/2018 12:59 BST | Updated 07/06/2018 15:54 BST

‘Legally Blonde 3’: Reese Witherspoon Confirms Sequel Is In The Works

✨This is not a drill ✨

‘Legally Blonde 3’ is actually happening, Reese Witherspoon has confirmed. 

Following rumours that Elle Woods’ return to the big screen was being planned, the star shared an exciting update on Instagram: 

Industry insiders previously claimed studio MGM was very close to signing a deal with Reese, who will reportedly produce the movie under her company Hello Sunshine.

Before pen was even put to paper, fans were getting seriously excited online: 

Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah penned the script for the first film, adapting Amanda Brown’s novel, and Deadline reports that they’ll be back in the writing room for the new film.

It’s been 15 years since ‘Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde’ was released in cinemas, with that sequel coming just two years after the original film.

A follow-up of sorts, ‘Legally Blondes’, telling the story of Elle’s British twin cousins, was released straight-to-video in 2009, though it was universally panned by critics.

The movie continues to remain a firm favourite and a stage musical version, which premiered in the US in 2007, continues to tour worldwide.