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'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig Could Direct 'Bridget Jones Diary 3'?

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July 8, 2011
Source: The Daily Mail

Bridget Jones' Diary

The director is getting plenty of praise for the surprisingly successful R-rated wedding comedy Bridesmaids, but his next venture may take him across the pond to the United Kingdom. The Daily Mail has word that Paul Feig is very early discussions to direct another Bridget Jones' Diary sequel. Apparently the film itself (which has only been rumored) hasn't been greenlit, and no deals are in place for stars Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant or Colin Firth, but word on the street is Feig, who is actually quite interested in making a film in London, is in the middle of "very complex negotiations" to make the sequel happen.

As of now, it sounds like an agreement is close to coming together, but not exactly close enough for anyone to officially sign on for the project yet. The issue seems to be scheduling for all the stars and, of course, money. If anyone can keep life in the romantic comedy franchise, it's a director like Feig who seems to have captured a wide variety of demographics with Bridesmaids, and knows how to make a great romantic comedy with the right amount of heart and laughs. Apparently writer Helen Fielding, the creator of the newspaper column that inspired the film has written a script that would have Ms. Jones hoping to become pregnant. But which of her male suitors would be the father? We'll have to wait and see when and if this project comes together.

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