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