Paul Weitz Helms “Little Fockers”

Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “American Dreamz”) is in talks to direct “Little Fockers,” the third installment in the “Meet the Parents” franchise for Universal Pictures and Tribeca Productions reports Variety.

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Teri Polo and Blythe Danner are so far set to reprise their roles. John Hamburg is rewriting Larry Stuckey’s script.

Weitz will replace Jay Roach who helmed the first two films. Two weeks ago “Get Smart” helmer Pete Segal was briefly considered to helm the project.

Weitz will direct once he wraps work on the Robert De Niro and Casey Affleck-led adaptation of Nick Flynn’s novel “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” for Focus Features.

Jane Rosenthal and Jay Roach are producing, and the studio will begin production in July.