RENEE Zellweger is a favorite to appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.
Bosses want the Bridget Jones’s Diary star to head up a group of all Academy Awards winners.
Sources say Renee — who last was seen dancing in the 2002 movie Chicago – would be “offered mega bucks to do DWTS and compete for the chance of putting the mirror ball trophy next to her Oscar,” one production source dished.
DWTS producers plan to pull out all stops for a stunt season as soon as next spring to revise the aging franchise.
One of the main ideas being discussed is an “all-Oscar winners series, that would include former Academy Award winners from all eras,” according to the insider.
“Renee, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for Cold Mountain in 2004, is being seen as the lynchpin contestant that would seal the deal for the theme season,” they said.
“The producers are fixated on Renee, in part because she hasn’t done much dancing at all since Chicago more than ten years ago and there’s this real mystery about her and what she’s up to.
“They keep raising the amount of money they are willing to give her in the hopes that she’ll say yes, and the theory is that if they can get her to sign on, then it would attract some other really prominent Oscar winning stars — who wouldn’t normally do reality TV — to fall in step.
“Now that the rule that stars had to be total dance novices has been broken, it opens the door wide for someone like Renee, who hoofed it in Chicago, to strut her stuff.
“The DWTS masterminds think the idea of having a theme of Oscar winners would be a sure ratings-grabber.
“And it would be the perfect springtime ABC tie-in because the network already controls the rights to the Academy Awards show.”
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