Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the long-gestating third “Bridget Jones’s Diary” movie is finally a go. No further details regarding the Working Title Films production—including whether stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth or Hugh Grant will return—were available.
When rumors began swirling in 2009 that Renee would pen another page in Bridget’s diary, it was thought the plot would center around Ms. Jones trying to have a baby in her 40s—a similar story arc to the one author Helen Fielding is basing her third novel on.
When Hollywood Crush spoke with Helen back in May to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first “Bridget Jones’s Diary” novel, she revealed that, in addition to penning another novel, she was also working on a script for a third film.
“It’s hard to pull these things together,” she said of the film project. “There are so many people involved. I think they are sort of moving towards it now. It’s definitely taking shape now, and it would be so much fun if they all came back and did it. You know, Colin has won an Oscar now. No pressure or anything.”
No pressure, indeed. Personally, though, I’m not sure I’d want to watch another “Bridget Jones’s Diary” film without the aloof Mark Darcy or the incorrigible Daniel Cleaver. Here’s hoping all three can reunite for another raucous romp (without the Thai prison this time).
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