‘Monty’ Helmer Lands Third “Bridget Jones”

Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”) is in talks to direct “Bridget Jones’s Baby” for Universal Pictures and Working Title reports Deadline.

Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are all returning for the third chapter in the comedy series which begins shooting early next year. Author Helen Fielding along with David Nicholls and “Bridesmaids” helmer Paul Feig penned the script.

Feig was previously attached to direct but has dropped out as it was thought the series has an inherently British sensibility which made it better suited for a British helmer.

Jonathan Cavendish, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing.