Reese Witherspoon brings the best children’s book to life

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Reese Witherspoon is producing a film about Goldilocks with Build-A-Bear Entertainment.

By Mark McKee | Released

Reese Witherspoon captured the hearts of audiences and her career exploded after she tamed Ryan Phillipe’s cold heart in 1999 Cruel intentions. Since then she has been one of the loveliest and most sought-after actresses for clean-hearted roles in romantic comedies for over 20 years, starring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. Well acc The Hollywood Reporterthe actress teams up with an unexpected company, Build-A-Bear, for a new movie based on one of the most classic and well-loved children’s stories, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

According to the report, Reese Witherspoon and her co-owner Sarah Harden’s production company, Hello Sunshine, will be collaborating with Build-A-Bear to bring that to life Goldilocks and the Three bears for the first time on the big screen. The film will be the first feature film from Hello Sunshine’s children’s and animation divisions and will feature Goldilocks as a strong female character; There’s no word yet on whether they’ll be casting an unknown or going with an established actor to voice the project. Claire Curley, Head of Kids and Animation at Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine, will serve as executive producer Goldilocks and the Three Bears with Sharon Price John from Build-A-Bear and Patrick Hughes from Foundation Media Partners.

Reese Witherspoon founded Hello Sunshine in 2016, but wrapped a previous production company she owned in it, so she’s been a production company owner for the past decade. Films completed under their companies Wild (Witherspoon and Laura Dern), Ex girlfriend (Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike), hot pursuit (Witherspoon and Sophia Vergara), Lucy in heaven (Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm) and the recent success of Where the crayfish sing. The company has also seen quite a bit of success on the small screen Big little lies (Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley), The morning show (Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston) and Little fires everywhere (Witherspoon and Kerry Washington).

While Build-A-Bear Workshop is familiar to anyone who has visited a mall for the last 20 years, Build-A-Bear Entertainment has flown under the radar but has been in production even longer than Reese Witherspoon’s production companies. Her projects date back to 2006 with the animated adventures of Curious George (Jeff Bennett and Frank Welker), Wild Kratts (Kris and Martin Kratt) and honey girl (Ashanti, Ava Grace and Aliyah Mastin). They have also been involved in a few TV Christmas movies including 2020 Delivery by Christmas and 2021s Christmas General Manager.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be the first big-budget adaptation of the children’s story, following a young girl who finds a cabin in the woods and seeks shelter, realizing the porridge is either too hot, too cold, or just right, and The beds are either too hard, too soft, or just right. It’s not yet known if the animated feature will be 2D or 3D. Still, the combination of Reese Witherspoon and an established animation company (with some history of bringing bears to the masses in a fun way) means this could be one of the biggest children’s movies of the year.

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