All Upcoming Reese Witherspoon Movies & TV Shows

January 18, 2019
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Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She has received many illustrious awards which include an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globe Awards and two Critics’ Choice Awards.

Witherspoon made her professional screen debut in ‘The Man in the Moon’ in 1991. She then followed with starring roles in ‘Desperate Choices: To Save My Child’ in 1992, ‘Jack the Bear’ in 1993, ‘Freeway’ in 1996, and ‘Pleasantville’ in 1998. For her portrayal of Tracy Flick in the black comedy ‘Election’ in 1999, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She achieved critical acclaim her role as Elle Woods in the comedy drama ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2001, for which she also received her second Golden Globe nomination. In 2002, she starred in the romantic comedy ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, which emerged a commercial success.

In 2005, Witherspoon portrayal of June Carter Cash in the biographical musical film ‘Walk the Line’, garnered her critical acclaim and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in ‘Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’, ‘Water for Elephants’, and ‘Sing’ in 2016.

In 2014, Witherspoon portrayed the role of Cheryl Strayed in the drama ‘Wild’, which garnered acclaim and a second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she co-produced and starred in the HBO drama series ‘Big Little Lies’, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Limited Series, winning the latter as a producer.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Reese Witherspoon movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Reese Witherspoon films scheduled to release in 2019 and thereafter. We can only hope that the latest Reese Witherspoon movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

1. Legally Blonde 3 (2020)

Reese Witherspoon will once again reprise as the sorority sister-turned-lawyer in a new addidtion to the ‘Legally Blonde’ series, ‘Legally Blonde 3’. She will also produce the movie alongwith Marc Platt and Platt Productions president Adam Siegel. As of now no one has been finalized to direct the movie. Writers Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah have been roped for the script. McCullah had also written the script for the original 2001 film. ‘Legally Blonde 3’ will release on Feb. 14, 2020.

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2. Little Fires Everywhere (TBA)

Reese Witherspoon will next be seen in a drama miniseries she helped create herself, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’. It is based on the book of the same name written by Celeste Ng that is set to consist of eight episodes and premiere on Hulu. The series stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Both ace actresses will also executive produce the series. ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is expected to be a complex family drama which explores the upturns and downturns in a supposedly perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story further explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the pull of motherhood and also the apparent danger involved in tweaking the rules to avoid disastrous situations.

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3. Tinker Bell (TBA)

It has been quiet a while since Disney confirmed the news that ‘Tinker Bell’ was actually getting made. No further news has broken out since then. From what we know, Reese Witherspoon was attached to produce and star in Disney’s live-action reboot, focused on the story of Tinker Bell. Victoria Strouse was penning the script for ‘Tinker Bell’ back then. We hope that the movie does come out really well since the movie has the perfect lead in the form of Reese Witherspoon as Tinker. The blonde has absolutely all it takes, physically and mentally to take this movie to immense success.

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4. Top of the Morning (TBA)

Reese Witherspoon will also delight her fans by doing the web television series ‘Top of the Morning’. The series will also star Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell, and Mark Duplass. It will be produced by Apple’s worldwide video programming division.

Media outlets have been abuzz with the talks about the show. It has been reported that the web series will cast a glance over the lives of the people who help the people of America to wake up in the morning. The lives of such people is rife with daily struggles and this is what the web series aims to explore and present to the viewers.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston were confirmed as main leads as soon as the show was announced to air in the near future. In October 2018, it was announced that Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell and Mark Duplass had been cast in series regular roles. On November 7, 2018, it was reported that Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry had joined the main cast of the series. Principal photography for the series commenced on October 31, 2018, at the James Oviatt Building in Los Angeles, California.

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5. Big Little Lies (2019)

‘Big Little Lies’, debuting in 2017, is a TV series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as they star as three mothers of first graders with troubled emotional lives who get embroiled in a murder investigation. Witherspoon will be reprising the role of Madeline Martha Mackenzie and the show will be back on air in 2019.

Rumored Titles

1. Are You Sleeping (TBA)

A crime drama thriller, ‘Are You Sleeping’ follows a family which tries to solve the mystery surrounding their father’s death. Starring Olivia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones and Aaron Paul. Reese Witherspoon’s involvement other than being the producer is confirmed. ‘Are You Sleeping’ is being pitched as a T.V. series.

2. Untitled Morning Show TV Series (2020)

An inside look at the lives of the people who work for Morning News shows, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual. Yes, this is going to be talked about a lot due to involvement of Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Did we mention Steve Carrell is also in it.

3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (TBA)

‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ is rumored to star Reese Witherspoon as a woman who is in on the journey of realization the only way to live is by opening up your heart to others. No other details about the project is known yet.

4. Pale Blue Dot (TBA)

‘Pale Blue Dot’ is supposed to be directed by Noah Hawley and stars Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz and Dan Stevens. While Witherspoon has been credited as the producer, her exact participation in the production as an actor isn’t clear yet.

5. Truly Madly Guilty (TBA)

Announced in May of 2017, ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name which is about three married couples who in Australia, attend a backyard barbecue that goes horribly wrong. Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard production company are reteaming with Nicole Kidman and her company Blossom Films for film’s production.

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