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Renee Zellweger To Make Directorial Debut With '4 1/2 Minutes'

September 6th, 2012 3:57pm EDT

Renee Zellweger

Actress Renee Zellweger is set to make her directorial debut in a new comedy featuring Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.

The Bridget Jones's Diary beauty will direct and star in 4 1/2 minutes, which follows Knoxville as a single comedian whose life begins to fall apart when he takes on a babysitting job, looking after Zellweger's genius son. 

The project, based on real-life funnyman Dov Davidoff's past, will re-team the actress with writer Anthony Tambakis, who also penned her new TV drama Cinnamon Girl and the script to her upcoming Broadway adaptation of The Hustler

Filming is set to begin in New York City in February, according to Deadline.com.

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