Blogger Ree Drummond Talks Casting for “The Pioneer Woman”

Ree Drummond, the popular blogger The Pioneer Woman, has a movie coming out based on her book. And she knows exactly who should play her.

“I would love to have Elle Macpherson,” Drummond joked last night at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. “I mean, Reese Witherspoon is cute and all but if you’re going for body type, abs, and legs... I think it’s only fitting.”

Witherspoon is rumored to be taking on the role. The movie, due out sometime next year, will be based on Drummond's book, "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story," but will be named after her blog -- "The Pioneer Woman."

The book is structured like a fiction novel, but Drummond said all the experiences came from her real life.

“All the scenes are as they actually happened,” Drummond said. “I probably wasn’t perfect with the timeline. Probably the conversations aren’t word-for-word… but all the conversations and circumstances all happened.”

In 2009, Drummond released “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” a cookbook including some of her favorite recipes. She says that while this book was well received, she doesn’t think of herself as an expert in the kitchen.

“I’m not a trained chef, I’m just a home cook,” Drummond said. “But I’m a home cook that has been cooking at home for 15 years, so I think anything you do that long becomes second nature.”

Now that she has a cookbook and a novel under her belt, Drummond plans to release a children’s book next.

“In about three months, I have a little Charlie children’s book coming out,” Drummond said. “After that, it’ll be about a year before cookbook number two comes out.”

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