Date: 9th December 2022

Reese Witherspoon to Star in 'Election' Sequel 'Tracy Flick Can’t Win'.

Reese Witherspoon is reprising her role as go-getter Tracy Flick in "Tracy Flick Can't Win", a sequel to the 1999 political comedy "Election".

The "Big Little Lies" actress will reprise her role as Tracy Flick in the adaptation based on Perrotta’s latest novel of the same name.

Based on Tom Perrotta’s 1998 novel of the same name, the celebrated dark satire "Election" saw high school teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) on a collision course with over-achieving student politician Tracy Flick (Witherspoon).

The new story will pick up Tracy in adulthood as she continues to struggle to fight her way to the top at work. Now in her 40s, she's the assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey who is gunning for her boss’ job as he plans to retire. Of course, it won't be that simple…

Oscar Award-winning director Alexander Payne, who cowrote and directed "Election", is also returning for the movie in the same capacity. It's not yet clear if other cast members from the original film, including Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein, are involved.

Published in June 2022, Perrotta’s satirical dark comedy “Tracy Flick Can’t Win” charts Tracy’s life into adulthood as she climbs her way to political power. Perrotta will also serve as executive producer for the adaptation.

Source: Press Release