January 21, 2008 / 9:08 AM / 10 years ago

MTV has "Blonde" ambition

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After airing the Broadway production of “Legally Blonde” in the fall, MTV is now searching for the musical’s next star.

According to a flyer that’s being circulated, the network has put out a call for females 18 and older with vocal, acting and dancing skills to compete for the role of Elle Woods, originated by Reese Witherspoon in the film franchise and being played on Broadway by Laura Bell Bundy, who received a Tony nomination for the role.

It’s believed that the goal is to chronicle the casting process in a reality show, similar to NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One That I Want,” in which contestants vied for the roles of Sandy and Danny in the Broadway production of “Grease.”

According to the flyer, the auditions are set to take place over the next three weeks in locations around Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Nashville and Orlando.

MTV declined comment Friday.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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