Actor Josh Lucas has revealed that there are extensive plans to bring out a sequel to Sweet Home Alabama in which he starred with Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey.

This follows comments made by Witherspoon in a Facebook Live Q&A session two years ago when she said: "We are not making a sequel that I know of, but if Disney wants to make a sequel they can just call me. I would happily make Sweet Home Alabama 2."

Lucas said he has spoken "extensively" with the film’s writer and director, Andy Tennant, about a potential storyline for a sequel. "I’ve absolutely said yes. He and I discussed it extensively, so we’re lobbying the world to join us." 

When asked how a follow up story line would go he said: "There’s so many different ideas … we all know life is long and complex, and they had an interesting relationship to begin with, the two characters,

"The fact that they were together from when they were children, I would love to see what’s going on 20 years later." he added.

The Breakthrough actor said: "I think it would be so fascinating and obviously I don’t know where it would go, but I think it would be so fascinating to see where these two characters and the children and where everyone ended up," he said. "Are they still together? Are they divorced? Do they want to be back together?"