Fox has hired a writer to pen a third movie in the Big Momma's House series.
Randi Mayem Singer, whose credits include Mrs Doubtfire, has been given the greenlight to begin work on the project.
Martin Lawrence starred in the first two movies, which followed the adventures of an undercover agent who disguised himself as an oversized woman. The two films, which were released in 2000 and 2006, grossed over $300 million (Â£183m) collectively.
Singer's other upcoming projects include Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's comedy The Tooth Fairy.