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’Yellowstone’s Josh Lucas Hints at Possibility of Sequel to His Most Famous Film

by Lauren Boisvert
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One of Josh Lucas’ most famous films turned 20 years old in September 2022, and he’s eagerly awaiting the go-ahead to make a sequel. “Sweet Home Alabama,” which starred Josh Lucas and Reese Witherspoon, was definitely a ready-made classic. Jake’s lightning glass sculptures, Melanie not signing the divorce papers, the line “I want to marry you so I can kiss you any time I want”? I mean, come on, it’s a recipe for the perfect romantic movie, and it lives in my head rent-free.

Now, the “Yellowstone” actor wants a sequel, and I can’t say I blame him. He recently spoke to ET about his aspirations for “Sweet Home Alabama 2,” and what could be holding it back.

“I would love to,” he said. “I’ve campaigned [Reese Witherspoon]. I’m not gonna say that she’s the problem, but I think part of it is that Reese is so busy.”

He continued, sharing that he’s 100 percent behind making a sequel. “I really believe that—I’m assuming, I hope—she wants to be part of it,” he said. “Carving out that piece of her life isn’t so easy for her. I don’t have the same responsibilities or time constraints, so I hope that she could find a time to do it. I’ll be there tomorrow.”

Josh Lucas Is Ready For a ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Sequel, Plus Could He Make a Young John Dutton Spin-Off Happen?

Additionally, Lucas gushed about Witherspoon a bit. He shared how he was so impressed with her at the time and still is 20 years later. “I go back to when we were shooting that movie, I had this moment where I was like, ‘Wow, this woman is a really brilliant, powerful person,'” he revealed. “Not just, obviously, being a great actress, comedian that she was—she’s in her mid-20s at that point. I said to the director, I said to a couple of people, ‘Reese is gonna run a movie studio.’ They were like, ‘Really?'”

Witherspoon isn’t quite running a studio, but she’s doing the next best thing: running her own production company called Hello Sunshine. “If you look at what she’s doing, she’s become a mogul,” Josh Lucas admitted.

While Reese Witherspoon may be the missing link for a “Sweet Home Alabama” sequel, Josh Lucas is making “Yellowstone” fans wish there was a young John Dutton spin-off on the horizon. In the first couple of episodes of season 5, Lucas returned as young John Dutton. He stunned fans with his perfect portrayal.

“I am here for a spin-off with Josh Lucas as a young John Dutton! Get on this [‘Yellowstone’],” one fan wrote on Twitter. The fans love how effortless Josh Lucas looks as John Dutton, and how he has Kevin Costner’s mannerisms as the character down to a T. Also, he doesn’t look too bad with a mullet and a mustache.