All eyes are on Reese Witherspoon after Josh Lucas confirmed that he’s on board for the Sweet Home Alabama sequel.
The 48-year-old actor recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight, where he revealed that he’s ready for a reprisal of the popular 2002 movie.
“I’m up for it. I know Reese’s said she is as well,” he said. “The director [Andy Tennant] is absolutely up for it. I spoke to him about it a couple of times recently. So, look, I throw it out to you, Reese.”
Lucas went on to explain why the ball’s in Witherspoon’s court, saying, “I think the person who’s the one to put it together is Reese, so I’m hoping. Who knows? She’s got a lot of irons in the fire to say the least. Hopefully this is one of them.”
Although the Breakthrough star confirmed that Tennant already “has a script,” he warned that there’s been no official green-light. But that didn’t stop Lucas from dishing on the potential story line, which will focus on Melanie Smooter (Witherspoon) and Jake Perry (Lucas).
“I think the thing about the story, it’s one of those [where] they’re eternally in love,” he added. “So, even if they’re going through a rough time, whatever it is, they’re eternally in love. That’s kind of the beauty in that magical film.”
In the wise words of Earl Smooter (Fred Ward), “Praise the Lord, the South has risen again!”