'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig Exits 'Bridget Jones 3' for Apatow Comedy and Mysterious Reboot

Fans of the Bridget Jones series may have been excited to hear that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was developing a script and planning on directing a third installment of the Renee Zellweger rom-com, however Deadline now reports that Feig has left the project.

Universal stated that both sides agreed that it didn’t work out and that the project needed a British director to help convey some of the nuance of British comedy. This doesn’t mean that the movie is dead. In fact, plans are to begin shooting in January with the principle cast of Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth all returning.
Feig is also busy following the success of Bridesmaids. He’s reportedly working on a film with Judd Apatow that would star Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy. The template for the comedy would find Hamm as a man who becomes obsessed with a woman (McCarthy).
There’s also the matter of the mysterious reboot that Feig hinted at back in June. Feig had said back then that it would be a sequel to a movie that people know. He had said that it was something he’s wanted to do with some actors he’s wanted to work with. As if that vague paraphrasing isn’t enough to get you wondering what could be in the works, we do know that he isn’t referring to the potential sequel for Bridesmaids. Rather, the project would be a reboot of a well-known franchise. Hmmm…
While you’re pondering on what Feig could be rebooting (Ghostbusters? Police Academy? Fletch?), which British director could fill the director’s chair for Bridget Jones 3?
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