What seemed like an odd fit when it was first reported is no longer a fit at all: 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig has left the third 'Bridget Jones' film after agreeing with Universal and Working Title that the project needed a British shepherd. Despite the setback, don't expect much moss to grow on Feig's stone: he's got two projects brewing at Universal, including 'Dumb Jock,' which could star Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm. Feig would also helm the 'Bridesmaids' sequel, provided that ever happens. Deadline's Mike Fleming reports that no sequel plans are in motion with star Kristen Wiig, but Universal may decide to continue the franchise without her, a la the Vin Diesel-less '2 Fast 2 Furious.' As for 'Bridget Jones 3,' Universal is looking for a British director with eyes on kicking off production in 2012. [Deadline]
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