Josh Lucas Wants 'Sweet Home Alabama' Sequel
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The actor insists it's time to bring childhood sweethearts Melanie and Jake together again for a sequel.

AceShowbiz - Josh Lucas is begging Reese Witherspoon to revisit their hit 2002 movie Sweet Home Alabama.

The stars played a mismatched estranged couple in the beloved Andy Tennant romantic comedy, and Lucas insists it's time to bring childhood sweethearts Melanie and Jake together again for a sequel.

Acknowledging fans' follow-up dreams, Josh tells Access Live, "I've even reached out to Reese... It's an iconic film...".

He even has plot ideas for the sequel, adding, "I would love it because I would love to see where these characters ended up or where they are at this point in their lives... They're together or they're divorced... I think there's a lot of different concepts that have been thrown about.

"I kind of love the idea that they have divorced and been divorced for a while and he wants her back...," Lucas explains. "Even when they're apart there's something connected about the two of them".

But he understands that a Sweet Home Alabama sequel might not be close to the top of his former leading lady's to-do list, now that she's a successful producer working on hits like Big Little Lies and two new TV dramas, featuring Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston.

"Obviously Reese is developing this sort of extraordinary other career and is obviously a busy person," Josh adds, revealing he always knew she would be much more than just another Hollywood star when they played husband and wife on the big screen.

"When I worked with her, you had that feeling about her even back then... I said early on, I thought Reese would run a studio, and I think in a sense that's kind of where she's working her life towards in very big, grandiose and wonderful ways".

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