Entertainment Movies Josh Lucas Says He 'Would Love' to Star in a 'Sweet Home Alabama' Sequel: 'Let's Go Do It' Josh Lucas has been open in the past about his desire to star in a sequel to the beloved 2002 film By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 8, 2021 10:11 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Josh Lucas is more than ready to head back to Alabama! While appearing on SiriusXM's Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw on Tuesday, the 50-year-old actor expressed his interest in a Sweet Home Alabama sequel, saying he "would love" to star in a sequel to the 2002 film. "Look, I would love to do the sequel. The issue is Reese's got a book club," he said, referring to costar Reese Witherspoon. "And I'm saying that like laughingly, but Reese is, you know, I've heard like, 'Oh, you can talk to her about stuff five years from now.' " "You know, she's a mogul," he added. Witherspoon founded media company Hello Sunshine in 2016, which has gone on to produce various hit projects. She also debuted her clothing line, Draper James, as well as her successful reading venture, Reese's Book Club, in recent years. Sweet Home Alabama 2: Is the Sequel Happening? Here's What's Been Said TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/Ronald Grant Archive/Mary Evans/Everett Collection Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Back when I was doing Sweet Home Alabama, I, for some reason, remember telling the director or somebody speaking about her, but I said, 'I bet this woman ends up running a movie studio one day,'" Lucas recalled. "And she's even beyond that at this point." "I mean, you know, she's her own version of Oprah Winfrey now, right? I mean ... it's extraordinary and not surprising either, at all," he continued, before adding of a potential follow-up film, "Reese, come on, let's go do it." RELATED VIDEO: Kaley Cuoco Says Reese Witherspoon Inspired Her to Buy the Rights for The Flight Attendant Lucas expressed similar sentiments about making a sequel to Sweet Home Alabama while appearing on Good Morning America in 2019. At the time, the actor said he had spoken "extensively" with the original film's writer and director, Andy Tennant, about a potential storyline. "The proposal that Andy Tennant — the director — had, which was quite interesting, is that my character is back in Alabama," Lucas said, "and Reese's character is in New York with our kids and we're divorced, so [their] whole life is super complicated." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Sweet Home Alabama was released in September 2002 and takes its title from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same name. The film grossed over $35 million in its opening weekend and earned over $130 million domestically during its theater run. It made another $53 million at the worldwide box office, with a budget of $30 million.