Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Exits Bridget Jones’S Diary 3 Because He’s Not British

After delivering the financially ($286 million worldwide on a $32 million budget) and critically successful R-Rated rom-com Bridesmaids earlier this year, director Paul Feig was seen as the ideal candidate to direct the long-gestating Bridget Jones’s Diary 3 that Universal and Working Title have finally got serious about making. Feig has just handed in the most recent draft of the script to the studio and was eager to direct. That was until Universal, Working Title and Feig all agreed he wasn’t British enough (or English specifically I suppose) to make a quintessential Brit comedy. Who would have thought it?

Deadline reports that a mutual parting of the ways has occurred and Feig will no longer be directing Bridget Jones 3, which is expected to revolve around a mid-life baby crisis and Bridget’s desperate attempts to get pregnant now she is the wrong side of 30. Renee Zellweger (who has pushed for the
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