John Whitesell is returning to direct Big Momma’s House 3, which starts production mid-April in Atlanta.
Whitesell directed the second installment of the comedy series starring Martin Lawrence. It earned $138.2 million worldwide in 2006 on a budget of about $40 million. The 2000 original took in $173.9 million worldwide on a $30 million budget.
Lawrence is again expected to play Malcolm / Big Momma in the 20th Century Fox film.