It looks like we may be one step closer to a Sweet Home Alabama sequel 1 month ago

It looks like we may be one step closer to a Sweet Home Alabama sequel

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It looks like we may be one step closer to a Sweet Home Alabama sequel - and we couldn't be happier.

Josh Lucas, who starred in the 2002 romantic comedy as Jake Perry, has now said he's definitely up for a sequel - and the chance to see what the childhood soulmates Melanie and Jake are up to nowadays.

Although, he noted, whether or not the sequel goes ahead is down to one person in particular: co-star Reese Witherspoon.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet on Wednesday, he said:

“I’m up for it. I know Reese’s said she is as well. 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. 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.”

He also said that director Andy Tennant "has a script and a development he has done," although that "doesn't mean" anything has been officially confirmed just yet.

Lucas also spoke about why he thought fans were drawn to the film, adding:

"I think the thing about the story, it's one of those [where] they're eternally in love. 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."