Peter Cattaneo scored a gargantuan hit with The Full Monty in 1997, but he hasn’t exactly managed to follow it up with any other successful movies. Indeed his most recent credits are directing episodes of the TV series Rev. However now Deadline reports that Cattaneo is in talks to take on the third Bridget Jones movie, after director Paul Fieg bailed on the project in October.
It also appears the film will be called Bridget Jones’ Baby, which seems to fall in line with statements made by Colin Firth in August when he said, “I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can’t have children, I think that’s the way it goes on. So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver [Hugh Grant’s character] for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she’s left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?”
There’s been no confirmation this is the plot (hopefully not as it seems rather contrived), but getting Bridget to have a baby does seem the logical next step for the series. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant and all expected for the sequel. While this installment won’t be based on a Helen Fielding book, she has been helping out with the screenplay, alongside Paul Feig and David Nicholls.
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