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Reese Witherspoon Returns for ‘Election’ Sequel ‘Tracy Flick Can’t Win’ – Deadline

Reese Witherspoon Returns for ‘Election’ Sequel ‘Tracy Flick Can’t Win’ – Deadline

Paramount Pictures have announced it Tracy Flick can’t be beat – sequel to Alexander Payne1999 cult comedy classic election – Manufactured for Paramount +. Pine will return as director, starring in the original film Reese Witherspoon to produce and reprise her starring role.

Based on Tom Perrotta’s 1998 novel of the same name, election Watching high school teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) finds himself on a collision course with overachieving student politician, Tracy Flick (Witherspoon). Drawing a satire of parallels between the worlds of high school and politics was Payne’s second feature following 1996’s Aftermath. Citizen Roth And it proved to be his breakthrough project, garnering his collaborators three Independent Spirit Awards, a WGA Award and an Oscar nomination, with Witherspoon’s first Golden Globe nomination.

The election The sequel is based on a follow-up novel by Perrotta, which was published by Scribner in June. It’s another cynical black comedy that finds Tracy’s name in adulthood and still struggling to make her way to the top. Payne is again adapting the screenplay with Jim Taylor. Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing the film for Hello Sunshine, Candle Media, along with Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions (Bona Fide Productions).election), with Perrotta serving as executive producer.

In addition to Citizen Roth And the electionPayne previously directed the Academy Award-winning features sideways And the GrandsonsAs well as Oscar-nominated films About Schmidt And the NebraskaComedy Matt Damon 2017 Reducing And other projects. Next to his release from Payne is the Focus Features pic The rest With Paul Giamatti.

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Witherspoon currently stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in the Apple TV+ series morning showhaving recently appeared in series such as Small fires everywhere And the Big Little LiesAnd movies like A wrinkle in time. It produces exec morning show He has recently produced the features Where the Cordads sing And the Something from Tiffanyamong many other projects.

Perrotta is her best selling novel young children It was also made into an Academy Award nominated movie. He is perhaps best known for his novels leftovers And the Mrs. Fletcherboth of which have been adapted into the critically acclaimed series for HBO.

Taylor is a longtime collaborator with Payne’s with whom he previously collaborated on writing Citizen RothAnd the electionAnd the About SchmidtAnd the sideways (which won an Academy Award) and Reducing. Additional credits include the writer nude juliet And the I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry.

Payne is represented by RadicalMedia, CAA, Bloom Hergott Diemer and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Witherspoon by CAA, LBI Entertainment, Hansen, Jacobson, and Teller; Taylor by UTA, Goodman, Genow, and Schenkman; and Perrotta by WME.