Brooke is a famous fitness trainer accused of murdering her 60-year-old husband, Hayworth Windham. She is being defended in court by Dr. Callahan, Esq and her junior lawyer Emmet Richmond. Elle Woods, Vivian Kensington and Warner Huntington III are also present in the courtroom as part of Callahan`s internship program. The outline of Legally Blonde grew out of Brown`s experiences as a blonde who went to Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers. In 2000, Brown met producer Marc Platt, who helped her develop her manuscript into a novel. Platt hired screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Smith to adapt the book into a film. The project caught the attention of director Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini. «I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along,» Luketic said. Three years later, she was named the best in her class and in her opening speech, she proposed to Emmett, who accepted.
Everyone celebrates her blonde friend and heroine, Elle Woods («Finale»). The film originally ended at the courthouse, just after Woods won the case, with Elle on the steps of the courthouse sharing a victory kiss with Emmett, then cutting a year into the future to see her with a now-blonde Vivian form their own blonde legal defense club at law school. After the test audience revealed that they didn`t like the ending, McCullah Lutz and Smith consulted Luketic, Platt and other members of the production team while they were still in the lobby of the theater, and they agreed that a new conclusion was needed. «It was just a weak ending,» said screenwriter McCullah Lutz. «The kiss didn`t feel right to me because it`s not a romantic comedy – it wasn`t about their relationship. So the test viewers said, «We want to see what happens – we want her to succeed.» That`s why we rewrote for graduation. Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel claim that the original ending also included Elle and Vivian drinking margaritas in Hawaii, implying that they were either best friends now or in love, although Smith and McCullah never wrote such an ending. Other suggested endings for the film included a musical number in which She, the judge, the jury and everyone in the courthouse sang and danced.  The trainees quickly jump into the case of fitness video guru Brooke Wyndham, who is accused of killing her wealthy husband. After watching her fitness video («Whipped into Shape»), the trainees meet her in a correctional facility, where, thanks to her Delta Nu sorority, she refuses to pass on her alibi to anyone but Elle.
Brooke confidently tells Elle that she received liposuction the day her husband was killed, so there`s no way she could be guilty, but no one can know because her fitness empire would be destroyed. The other interns demand that Elle abandon Brooke`s alibi, but She refuses to violate her promise Delta Nu. Everyone is present to witness Elle`s first day in court, including Paulette and Kyle (now a couple), Margot, Serena, Pilar, and the other Delta Nus. Brooke`s daughter-in-law, Chutney, testified that when she got out of the shower, she saw Brooke standing on her father`s body covered in blood. When asked what she did earlier in the day, Chutney reveals that she had a perm, and she realizes a flaw in Chutney`s alibi – she wouldn`t have been able to shower the same day she received a perm, otherwise her hair would have flattened. As her perm is still intact, she obviously lied about her alibi. During intense interrogation of Elle, Chutney accidentally reveals that she killed her father and mistakes him for Brooke. She wins the case and Brooke is released.
Warner tries to ask Elle, but she kindly refuses because she has earned her independence and desire to be the best she can be («Find My Way»). Legally Blonde is a 2001 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge. The story follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a sister who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) by earning a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, overcoming stereotypes against blondes, and triumphing as a successful lawyer. Producer Marc Platt was fascinated by the character of Elle Woods when he received a manuscript of an unpublished novel.  «What I liked about this story is that it`s hilarious, sexy and challenging at the same time,» says Platt. «The world looks at Her and sees someone who is blond and handsome, but no more. She, on the other hand, does not judge herself or anyone else. She thinks the world is great, she`s great, everyone is great, and nothing can change that. She truly is an irrepressible modern heroine.  Witherspoon wore 40 different hairstyles in the film.
 «Oh my God, it became known as `The hair that ate Hollywood,`» Luketic said. It was all about hair. I have this obsession with flyaways. It annoyed Reese a bit because I always had hairdressers on my face. But most of the time, the research and testing on set went in the right color, because `blonde` is open to interpretation, I thought. Amanda Brown published Legally Blonde in 2001, based on her real-life experiences as a blonde who attended Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers.  The following semester, Professor Callahan, the school`s most respected teacher, decided to hire first-year interns to help solve a high-profile case. Among the elected officials are Elle, Warner and Vivian. Callahan defends a prominent fitness trainer named Brooke Windham, one of Elle`s role models. Brooke, who is accused of murdering her husband, does not want to provide him with an alibi, and she later reveals to Elle that she underwent liposuction, a fact that would ruin her reputation, which she does not want to reveal. Vivian gains a new respect for Elle, revealing that Warner could not go to Harvard without her father`s help. Emmett Richmond, Callahan`s junior partner, also recognized his potential. Stone said Woods did not have the authority to act as a lawyer when she represented Paulette Bonafonté for custody of her ex-husband`s dog, calling her behavior a «major ethical violation.» «She didn`t get a law degree, she never passed the bar, and she has absolutely no right to call herself a lawyer,» Stone noted. «This is called the unlawful exercise of the law.
If someone finds out that she has committed this. While at Harvard Law School, she would likely be barred from being admitted to the bar in virtually every state in the United States.  Illegal exercise of law in Massachusetts is punishable by a fine of $100 or imprisonment for up to six months.  At the height of Legally Blonde, Elle Woods finds herself in a difficult situation: she must defend her client Brooke Taylor against the murder of her husband, but she cannot reveal Taylor`s alibi. Here`s a reminder: the final product came after «about 10 drafts of the script. I worked with the writers (Kirsten Smith, Karen McCullah Lutz, who worked on Amanda Brown`s novel) who stayed after filming began,» Luketic explained. «And we had to rethink and rewrite, often in the middle of the night.  An untapped idea for the finished film included an appearance by Judge Judy during Elle`s video essay at Harvard in which Elle and her friends chased the show`s host. Alanna Ubach instead suggested casting Witherspoon`s husband, Ryan Phillippe, for the role, which was rewritten as a male character, but Witherspoon didn`t think the idea would work.  Brooke was once Elle`s fitness trainer and a member of her sorority. She believes Brooke is innocent, but Brooke`s daughter-in-law, Chutney, and cabin boy, Enrique Salvatore, say she is guilty and that they saw Brooke standing on Windham`s body, covered in her blood.
Brooke testifies that she loved her husband and only found him after he was shot. Chutney Windham: I stood up.