Nanny McPhee: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Colin Firth is in negotiations to star opposite Emma Thompson in the family comedy Nanny McPhee for director Kirk Jones.

Shooting starts in April around London, with Working Title toppers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing along with Three Strange Angels topper Lindsay Doran. Thompson also wrote the screenplay, adapted from the "Nurse Matilda" book series by Christianna Brand.

The stories follow a magical nanny and the seven worst children in the world. Firth would play the father of the children.

Brian B.