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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Yikes: “Bridget Jones’s Baby”?

As if the news about that weird theater in Bellevue that’s going to encourage cellphone use wasn’t enough, comes this: Peter Cattaneo, who directed “The Full Monty” and who I’m sure is a perfectly reasonable fellow, is in talks to direct “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” which will reunite Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. (Formerly Paul Feig, director of “Bridesmaids,” was attached, but it was decided that a British sensibility was needed.) Some sense, not to mention sensibility, surely is needed here; the last Bridget Jones movie was a mess, and while generally I’m in favor of anything that brings more Hugh Grant to the multiplexes, this seems like madness. Shooting begins early next year; we shall see how this plays out. Details on the script weren’t given, but I’m guessing that Bridget gets knocked up and can’t figure out whether Mark Darcy or Daniel Cleaver is the father. And squishes her face up a lot. Hmm.

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