Witherspoon’s career has been a mixture of serious and light-hearted roles, and she can play both very well, and Wish List looks set to be one of the latter.
The film will see,
“an overly imaginative little girl who makes ten wishes at a wishing well. They don’t come true because her coin never reached the bottom and eventually she loses her inner child and becomes a full grown and ambitious career woman. Some 25 years later, the coin is dislodged, falls to the bottom and she has to deal with the ramifications of 10 kid wishes coming true all at once.”
Though Witherspoon is an actress who might get overlooked when thinking of stellar talent, don’t forget that she won herself a well deserved Best Actress Oscar back in 2005 for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk The Line, beating both Dame Judi Dench and Charlize Theron for the award. I thought she was excellent in this year’s Water for Elephants, proving she’s certainly still on top of her game. She’ll also be starring in the McG-directed, This Means War, due out in February next year, alongside Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, who play two CIA agents that vie for her love and consequentially wage an epic war against each other.
Wish List is to be written by Randi Mayem Singer, who wrote the classic Mrs. Doubtfire in the early ’90s and the Dwayne Johnson-starrer, Tooth Fairy, both of which were very successful at the box office. It will be produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, who have frequently collaborated with Disney on a handful of previous films, including Invincible, The Game Plan, and last year’s Secretariat.
A young child’s dreams being realized for her future serious adult self certainly has the potential to make for a good film. Perhaps not an amazing film, but a nice uplifting Disney film nonetheless, and Witherspoon sounds like a great choice to lead the cast. No names are being mentioned about directing yet, so more news as and when we get it.