Scorching on the heels of signing on to “Election” sequel “Tracy Flick Can’t Win,” Reese Witherspoon is greedy on the Spirit Stick. Selection experiences that the Oscar and Emmy winner is about to star in and exec produce “All Stars,” a cheerleading comedy collection that has landed a two-season order from Prime Video following a bidding battle. “Loopy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator and “The Satan Wears Prada” scribe Aline Brosh McKenna created the collection and can exec produce and function showrunner. She’ll additionally direct the pilot and half of the episodes.
“All-Stars” sees Witherspoon enjoying a former cheerleader from Daytona Seaside who lands a gig instructing cheerleading at a college in coastal England.
“I’ve been searching for a undertaking that introduced our Hi there Sunshine mission to make girls the heroes of their very own tales to a youthful era for a very long time. Once I noticed this story, I instantly knew this concept would do exactly that,” Witherspoon stated. “The concept of watching an American lady coming to share the very American sport of cheerleading to a gaggle of younger girls within the UK simply made me so excited! I like that this present is full of actual coronary heart, deep pleasure, and the ability of teamwork. I can’t wait to accomplice with the sensible, hilarious, and gifted Aline McKenna but once more to create a really unique comedic character, and with the crew at Amazon whose ardour for this undertaking was unparalleled.”
Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter’s “Hi there Sunshine” banner additionally has “Daisy Jones and the Six” within the works at Prime Video. Set to launch in March, the restricted collection a couple of rock band that rises to fame within the ’70s is led by Riley Keough (“Zola”).
“All Stars” marks a reunion for Witherspoon and Brosh McKenna. They only labored on “Your Place or Mine,” a rom-com about BFFs who swap properties for every week. Written and directed by Brosh McKenna and starring Witherspoon, the pic hits Netflix February 10.
Witherspoon gained an Oscar for “Stroll the Line” and acquired a nod for “Wild.” She took house an Excellent Restricted Collection Emmy for her work as an exec producer on “Large Little Lies” and acquired a nod in that very same class for “Little Fires In all places.” For her performing on the small display screen, she’s been nominated for “Large Little Lies” and “The Morning Present.”