‘Bridesmaids’ Helmer Paul Feig In Talks To Direct Third ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ Film

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With “Bridesmaids” picking up rave reviews and recently crossing the $150 million barrier, making it the highest-grossing film of producer Judd Apatow‘s career, it’s not surprising that director Paul Feig has swiftly become the hottest comedy director in town. He’s working with Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy, the breakouts of that project, on a new comedy again reteaming with Apatow, and dropped hints that he may spend the end of this year rebooting a comedy franchise.

But this morning brings news that Feig’s also being courted for another big comedy series, one that fits right in with the wheelhouse he established with “Bridesmaids,” as Baz Bamigboye reports that the helmer is in early talks to direct a second sequel to Universal and Working Title‘s romantic comedy “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” That film, released a decade ago, was perhaps the last female-driven rom-com to gain similar acclaim, picking up an Oscar nomination for star Renee Zellwegger (to which we say: let’s get Kristen Wiig one too), becoming a beloved staple of girl’s nights in, and taking in nearly $300 million worldwide.

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