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Renée Zellweger set to make directorial debut with the comedy '4 1/2 Minutes'

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A long-planned third installment in the Bridget Jones franchise may have hit some snags and delays, but actress Renée Zellweger isn’t sitting around twiddling her thumbs. Zellweger is set to make her directorial debut with—and co-star in—a comedy called 4 1/2 Minutes, EW has confirmed.

Set in the New York stand-up comedy world, the film will star Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame as a commitment-phobic, downward-spiraling comic who takes a job babysitting the genius son of a single mom, played by Zellweger. Scripted by Warrior co-writer Anthony Tambakis, the comedy is based on the life and comedy of stand-up Dov Davidoff. Filming is set to begin next February in New York.