'The Full Monty' Director to Helm New 'Bridget Jones Diary' Sequel
Back in July, a little while after Bridesmaids became a surprise hit at the box office, the film's director Paul Feig seemed to be lining up to direct a Bridget Jones Diary sequel, the third in the romantic comedy series. However, Feig just didn't jive with the British sensibilities of the franchise as Universal and Working Title had hoped. Now Deadline reports The Full Monty director and London native Peter Cattaneo is in talks to take on the sequel that intends to bring back Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. Production is slated to begin sometime next year, with Feig's most recent draft of the script still in play.
As for the story, no details have been confirmed, but Helen Fielding, the author of the novels on which the films are based, also wrote the script with Feig and David Nicholls and she has been wanting Ms. Jones hoping to become pregnant. But which of her male suitors would be the father? Obviously that could make for quite an entertaining sequel in the series. Cattaneo has been relatively quiet as of late with his last major film being The Rocker with Rainn Wilson back in 2008. Of course, The Full Monty was another surprise hit back in 1997, so maybe he can return to his former glory of the late 90's with this sequel.
I was in love with the first Bridget Jones movie (the ultimate "chick flick"), but not so crazy about the second. I relish another firth/grant fight, though (come on.....you know it's funny to watch English dudes sparring). The baby drama kind of naturally follows.....but with predictable results. In the end, we know it has to be Darcy's baby.
LSP on Dec 1, 2011
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