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Reese Witherspoon is reteaming with James Mangold, who directed her to a Best Actress Oscar with 2005′s Walk the Line. The actress will star in Mangold’s Three Little Words, an adaptation of Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir which has been in the works since 2009.
Words follows Rhodes-Courter’s struggles, and eventual triumph, during nine years in the foster care system. Witherspoon will play a volunteer who works with the girl after her time in the system — and must track down the girl’s biological mother in order to convince her to give up her parental rights.
Amanda Seyfried is in talks to star alongside Witherspoon. »
- Adam Carlson
Reese Witherspoon is making headlines again this week following her arrest for disorderly conduct back in April. It’s good news this time, thankfully, with the star apparently set to reunite with Walk The Line director James Mangold for Three Little Words.
Adapted from Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir of the same name, the film will see a kindly volunteer (Witherspoon) battle for custody of a young girl who has been dependent on the welfare system since the age of four. Amanda Seyfried is currently in talks to play the girl’s struggling biological mother.
Mangold — who is presumably still busy putting the finishing touches to X-project The Wolverine — will direct from a script by Lewis Colick and Michael Petroni. All being well, production is expected to start in Florida this September.
- Steven Neish
An adaptation of the memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, the story centers on the relationship between a young Florida girl who entered the child welfare system when she was four, and the unpaid volunteer who discovers her nine years later.
The volunteer must search for and convince the biological mother to surrender her parental rights so the teen can begin a new life. Witherspoon will play the volunteer, while Amanda Seyfried is in talks to co-star as the biological mother.
Filming begins in September in Florida.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The project is adapted from Ashley Rhodes-Courter's memoir, which chronicles her true story about her childhood spent in and out of foster care, starting at just four years of age. Reese Witherspoon is playing a Florida volunteer who develops a relationship with the young girl, nine years after she first entered the system. The volunteer embarks on a search for the girl's biological mother to give up her parental rights so the teen can start a new life.
Amanda Seyfried is in early talks to play the girl's biological mother, but a deal hasn't been reached at this time. Lewis Colick (The Fighter) and Michael Petroni (The Rite) are writing the screenplay adaptation, with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Jami Gertz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, »
The memoir is said to be “a true-life Dickens-esque tale of a young Florida girl who entered the child welfare system when she was four.” Witherspoon will star as a volunteer who tries to convince the girl’s birth mother, played by Amanda Seyfried, to relinquish her parental rights so the teen can begin a new life.
Source: THR »
- Philip Sticco
Given that the last time she worked with James Mangold (on Walk The Line), Reese Witherspoon took home an Oscar, you can see why she might jump at the chance to reunite with him. They’re now making a deal to collaborate on memoir adaptation Three Little Words.Ashley Rhodes-Courter wrote the original story and submitted it to the New York Times Essay Contest, where it won first prize back in 2004. Mangold’s producing partner Cathy Konrad discovered it at the time and snapped up the film option.Now Lewis Colick (The Fighter) and Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) have worked together on a script that follows a young Florida girl who is put into the child welfare system at the age of four. Nine years later, an unpaid care volunteer (Witherspoon) discovers her and starts a search for the child’s biological mother (Amanda Seyfried, though she’s still »
James Mangold‘s new project is an adaptation of Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir Three Little Words. And, according to the latest reports, Walk the Line star Reese Witherspoon is set to star in a true-life Dickens-esque tale of a young Florida girl who entered the child welfare system when she was four. More details about the project in the rest of this report… So, at this moment we can inform you that Mangold will direct the whole thing from a script written by Lewis Colick and Michael Petroni, which will center on: …the relationship between the girl and the unpaid volunteer who discovers her nine years later....
- Jeanne Standal
It appears that The Wolverine director James Mangold has settled on his next project, and it’s looking like it will mark a reunion of sorts for the helmer and his Oscar-winning Walk the Line star Reese Witherspoon. THR reports that Witherspoon will star in an adaptation of Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir Three Little Words, which Mangold will produce and direct. Rhodes-Courter entered the child welfare system in Florida at the age of four, and years later an unpaid volunteer discovered the girl and set out to convince her biological mother to surrender her parental rights so that the teen could begin a new life. Witherspoon will play the volunteer and Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play the young girl’s biological mother. The project, written by Lewis Colick (The Fighter) and Michael Petroni, marks a bit of a palate clenser for the versatile Mangold after The Wolverine, but »
- Adam Chitwood
Eight years ago, Reese Witherspoon starred in James Mangold's musical biopic Walk the Line opposite Joaquin Phoenix, playing June Carter to his Johnny Cash, and it took her all the way to Oscar night where she won her first and only nomination in the Lead Actress category. Now the two are reuniting for a new project called Three Little Words , an adaptation of Ashley Rhodes-Courter's memoir, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Once again, James Mangold will direct Witherspoon as its star. The memoir, adapted by Lewis Colick ( The Fighter ) and Michael Petroni ( The Book Thief ), is the story of a young Florida girl who entered the child welfare system when she was four and establishes a relationship with a volunteer (Witherspoon) who discovers her there nine years later. »
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