MomentumPictures has acquired UK and Spanish rights to Beatrix Potter biopic Miss Potter.

Thefilm is set to start Renee Zellweger as thechildren's book author and Ewan McGregor as herpublisher and love interest.

ChrisNoonan (Babe) is directing the film,which will shoot in the UK's Lake District in spring 2006. Miss Potter is a mix of live action andCGI animation.

Phoenix's Mike Medavoy isproducing alongside Arnie Messer and David Thwaites and David Kirschner andCorey Sienega from KirschnerProductions.

Momentum'sVP of acquisitions Lara Thompson negotiated the deal with SummitEntertainment's David Garrett.

"Weare strong supporters of British film and with BeatrixPotter being such a big part of British heritage it is an honour for Momentumto be part of such a project," said Xavier Marchand,managing director of Momentum Pictures. "We feel there is a massive audiencefor this film and we're confident about its box office potential."