Paul Feig in talks for third BRIDGET JONES film?

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 8th, 2011

As BRIDESMAIDS becomes one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies ever made and the highest grossing female comedy in cinematic history, director Paul Feig is becoming a massively sought after filmmaker.

With a new comedy starring Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy on the horizon as well as a comedy franchise reboot, The Daily Mail has revealed that Feig is being looked at by Universal to take on one of their comedy franchises. The outlet reports (via The Playlist) that Feig is in talks to direct the third film in the BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY franchise.

Almost a decade after the last film, 2004’s BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, a third film has been worked on for quite some time now, but hasn’t been able to find any footing. The film will allegedly look at the lead, played by Renee Zellwegger, as she attempts to have a child.

At this point, deals with Zellwegger or her co-stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth are non-existent, with the latter two likely to be difficult gets, but this definitely sounds like an intriguing project. BRIDESMAIDS is a fantastic raunchy comedy and Feig is a major part of why the film works, so the idea that he could take on this almost dead franchise is really good news. It’s still early, but hopes are high that this can find a way to get made, because it sounds really exciting.

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