Reese Witherspoon is reportedly in talks to join the cast of "Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian". According to reports, the 31-year-old Hollywood leading actress is being persuaded by the 20th Century Fox to portray Amelia Earhart.
Meanwhile, the movie sequel of "Night at the Museum" which is directed once again by Shawn Levy is written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the writers of "Night at the Museum". It will be filmed at the museum complex in Washington, DC and is going to be released on December 18, 2009 despite the fact that the original release date was scheduled on May 22, 2009.
Regarding the movie, Garant and Lennon said, "There'll be existing characters and plenty of new ones." It was also said that the movie, starring Ben Stiller, takes place in the Smithsonian Institution, which collections includes Amelia Earhart's plane that she used when flying on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot, and Archie Bunker's lounge chair.