Production Weekly reports that director John Whitesell (Big Momma's House 2) is returning to the franchise and will direct Big Momma's House 3 for 20th Century Fox.

Martin Lawrence starred in the first two films and it is believed that the actor/comedian will return to reprise his role as Malcolm/Big Momma in the third film.

At this point there isn't much known about the plot of the movie. Randi Mayem Singer is penning the screenplay.

The film is set to start shooting mid-April in Atlanta.