THR is reporting that a third movie of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is in the works. While there is no word yet on whether Alexis or any of her co-stars are set to return this is, of course, very exciting news!
Alloy Entertainment is developing Sisterhood Everlasting, a follow-up to the previous two films based on the popular YA books.
Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film in 2005, will return to direct, with Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard) writing the script. Les Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, vice president of Alloy Features, will produce along with Christine Sacani.
Sisterhood Everlasting, written by Ann Brashares, was released in March 2012. The story picks up with the four girls 10 years later, as they’ve grown apart, busy with their own adult lives. Tibby tries to bridge the distance in Sisterhood Everlasting by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever.
Alloy, along with Alcon Entertainment, was responsible for the first two Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, which starred Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn. The first film was released in 2005 and earned $42 million worldwide, and the sequel followed in 2008, earning $44.4 million worldwide.
Warner Bros. distributed the first two films. This third film is moving forward without a distributor officially attached at this time.
“The Sisterhood series is one of Alloy’s most cherished properties and we are looking forward to continuing its legacy with Sisterhood Everlasting nearly a decade after the first film was released,” said Morgenstein. “The original film brought together an incredible group of talent who we hope to unite for fans once again.”
Kwapis, whose film credits include He’s Just Not That Into You, is repped by UTA, Rick Berg of Code Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Garcia is repped by CAA, Madhouse Entertainment and McKuin Frankel.