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Renée Zellweger Signs On for Directorial Debut

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13:  Actress Renee Zellweger attends the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Renée Zellweger will make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 Minutes, Variety reports, which she'll also co-star in opposite Johnny Knoxville. Go ahead, imagine that sentence sounding true in 2000. The movie, based on a true story, follows a struggling stand-up comedian (Knoxville) whose crappy life gets turned around when he starts taking care of the genius son of a single mother (Zellweger). Well, you know what they say, stand-up comedians love babysitting.

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