Is a 'Sweet Home Alabama' sequel in the works? Josh Lucas is down

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Josh Lucas is opening up more about a potential "Sweet Home Alabama" sequel.

The actor, who played Jake opposite Reese Witherspoon's character Melanie in the hit 2002 romance, has been open in the past about his willingness to participate in such a project. But he says it's out of his hands.

"The director is absolutely up for it. I spoke to him about it a couple of times recently. So look, I throw it out to you, Reese," he told "ET" this week.

He also revealed that director Andy Tennant "has a script and a development he has done," although nothing has been decided or confirmed.

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"I think the person who's the one to put it together is Reese, so I'm hoping," Lucas added. "Who knows? She's got a lot of irons in the fire to say the least. Hopefully this is one of them."

PHOTO: Patrick Dempsey, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas appear in a scene from Sweet Home Alabama. Moviestore/REX via Shutterstock
Patrick Dempsey, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas appear in a scene from "Sweet Home Alabama."

Witherspoon has previously expressed that she is interested in a sequel, much to the delight of fans of the film.

"I think the thing about the story, it's one of those [where] they're eternally in love," Lucas told "ET" about the film. "So, even if they're going through a rough time, whatever it is, they're eternally in love. That's kind of the beauty in that magical film."

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During an appearance on "Good Morning America" in April, Lucas spoke about Tennant's idea for the follow-up.

"The proposal -- that the director had which was quite interesting is that my character [Jake] is back in Alabama and Reese's character [Melanie] is back in New York with our kids and we're divorced, so their whole life is super complicated," he said.

"And Patrick Dempsey's character is still in the picture," he said. "But that's just a proposal."

One thing is for sure -- fans of the cult classic would love another chance to see Witherspoon and Lucas on-screen together.

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