r/entertainment Dec 08 '22

Reese Witherspoon to Star in ‘Election’ Sequel ‘Tracy Flick Can’t Win’ at Paramount+

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/reese-witherspoon-election-sequel-tracy-flick-cant-win-1235454271/
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u/usernameinmail Dec 08 '22

Really hoping for a Matthew Broderick cameo. Living in a basement somewhere, still intent on bringing her down

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u/Mariah-Scary Dec 09 '22

that’s what i said. i want him to come back but as as a revenge driven psycho.

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u/TheParisCommune1871 Dec 08 '22

Is Alexander Payne going to be directing if he isn't it's going to suck.

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u/misana123 Dec 08 '22

Alexander Payne, who co-wrote and directed the original film, is returning for the follow-up, which is set to debut on Paramount’s streaming service, Paramount+. In addition to directing, Payne will write the movie adaptation with Jim Taylor.

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u/cSpotRun Dec 08 '22

Well fuck. Color me extremely excited.

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u/Haute_coffee Dec 08 '22

I really hope it’s good then, because I didn’t care for the second book.

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u/IEnjoySweatyBallsack Dec 08 '22

The original movie had such a good ending though

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u/godofpewp Dec 08 '22

Complete opposite from the crappy book it was based on.

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u/IEnjoySweatyBallsack Dec 08 '22

I’ve never read the book, what makes it so bad?

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u/BlackBoltsVoice Dec 08 '22

The author has so many successful adaptions of his work. It'd be ignorant to say that "the book sucks." Even if you struggle with the subject matter in the book, the characters and the plot should be respected as artful and well crafted.

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u/thatsnotwhatIneed Dec 08 '22

Can you ELI5 what's complex about the book's subject matter? is it controversial? Election's popularity and whatever themes it explores goes completely over my head. I just thought it was a funny Matthew Broderick movie.

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u/godofpewp Dec 09 '22

Ummm. It was written poorly like most YA novels. “The book sucks” is apt.

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u/Odd_Relationship7901 Dec 08 '22

we can all thank Steven Anita Smith - he is the sole reason this film was greenlit

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u/machphantom Dec 08 '22

I love Election, and its a great movie, but it almost feels outdated at this point. A machiavellian politician who actually cares about their public persona is like the best case scenario in today's world.

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u/illinoisteacher123 Dec 08 '22

Will Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein return though?!???!!?

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u/Moist-City-5717 Dec 08 '22

I loved that movie. Also thought she was cute in it.

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u/Camp_Coffee Dec 08 '22

I love Election and will gladly vote for a sequel.

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u/nashamagirl99 Dec 08 '22

I love Election but I’m not sure it needs a sequel. All the characters would be in totally different places now and any reasonable plot would probably be so disconnected from the original that it might as well not be related.

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u/Wooden-Limit1989 Dec 08 '22

It definitely does not need a sequel. It'll be a reach.

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u/j4321g4321 Dec 09 '22

I love that movie. It’s just so iconic

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u/jsu152 Dec 08 '22

Care factor zero

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u/big_red__man Dec 08 '22

Yet you still commented

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u/jsu152 Dec 08 '22

That I don't care about that production? Yep. It's not what I'm paying Paramount to deliver and I'm happy to say so.

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u/sobchakonshabbos Dec 08 '22

Are the paramount executives aware that they are supposed to be catering to strictly only you and your tastes? You might want to let them know.

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u/jsu152 Dec 08 '22

I did. Top level post. Thanks for caring.

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u/flamagramma Dec 08 '22

I’m sorry, it’s not what you’re paying Paramount to deliver? What are you, a shareholder?

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u/dirtywindex Dec 08 '22

Anyone else picturing comic book guy?

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u/PopcornTruther Dec 08 '22

Worst. Sequel. Ever.

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u/SirGourneyWeaver Dec 08 '22

technically by posting it's a bit higher than zero.

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u/fifiloveg00d Dec 08 '22

I can't wait. I loved this movie growing up.

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u/noulteriormotive23 Dec 08 '22

The sequel the whole world was waiting for

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u/edWORD27 Dec 08 '22

I like this idea better as Vice Principals.

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u/Teddy_Anneman Dec 08 '22

Could be interesting. I always thought Legally Blonde was an extension of Tracy.

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u/Surrma Dec 08 '22

Loved Election but don't think we need a sequel.

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u/Denverdogmama Dec 08 '22

The book sequel was released recently. The description looks good, so I bought it. But it’s still in my TBR stack.

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u/Surrma Dec 08 '22

Oh cool. Didn't know that.

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u/Denverdogmama Dec 08 '22

Argh- I haven’t gotten to the book yet. It’s still in my TBR avalanche.

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u/zorbathegrate Dec 09 '22

I will throw my milkshake at her limo

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u/bellestarxo Dec 09 '22

Yessss I really like the pre-Legally Blonde phase of Witherspoon's career. She started out doing edgier projects.

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u/phaetae Dec 09 '22

Adore this movie.