February 4, 2023

Reese Witherspoon goes again to highschool to star in Tracy Flick Can’t Win, a sequel to 1999’s Election that can discover the indomitable Flick as a stressed-out however nonetheless bold assistant principal.

As Selection reviews, the movie relies on Tom Perrotta’s guide of the identical title, which he revealed earlier this 12 months as a follow-up to his personal novel, 1998’s Election. The brand new film is ready to debut on Paramount+, and will likely be directed by Election filmmaker Alexander Payne, who will co-write the script with Jim Taylor.

Election proved that Witherspoon was a rising star and established Payne as an in-demand actor’s director, paving the way in which for such movies as About Schmidt and Sideways. It adopted the Sort-A Tracy as she campaigned to turn out to be faculty president regardless of the sabotage of her social research instructor, performed by Matthew Broderick.

Tracy Flick Can’t Win finds the middle-aged character trying to stability her duties as a mom and her relationship with a needy physician boyfriend along with her disappointment along with her profession: an assistant precept at an undistinguished suburban highschool. However when the college principal unexpectedly publicizes his retirement, her previous ambition comes flaring again, and she or he should as soon as once more play faculty politics and hope that these with the facility to vote determine to Choose Flick.

Witherspoon will produce below her personal Hey Sunshine banner alongside Perrotta, Lauren Neustadter, and Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions.

Payne’s final film was 2017’s Downsizing, and his subsequent venture will likely be directing his Sideways collaborator Paul Giamatti in The Holdovers. Witherspoon is at present filming the subsequent season of The Morning Present, and she or he’s additionally dedicated to producing an adaptation of Dolly Parton’s newest album, Run, Rose, Run, and to co-starring alongside Will Ferrell in a marriage comedy for Amazon.

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