'Bridget Jones's Diary' 3 In the Works
A third Bridget Jones's Diary movie is in the works.
Title Films, the production company behind the first movies, first confirmed the news to EW.com. Bridget Jones's Diary, based off a novel by Helen Fielding, was released in 2001 and made $281 million worldwide; the sequel, The Edge of Reason, hit theaters in 2004 and raked in $262 million worldwide.
Title Films has been considering a follow-up since 2009, EW reports. No other details are yet available, including if star Renee Zellweger and her love interests Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are confirmed.
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But Firth hinted last year he would be back, and revealed a few potential plot details.
"I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can’t have children, I think that’s the way it goes on,” Firth told Access Hollywood. “So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver [Grant's character] for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she’s left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?”
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The London Evening Standard reported in March that Fielding was writing a third book in the series -- and would be working on an accompanying film.
“I will be working on both the book and the film but I don’t know if they are the same thing yet. It’s not been decided," she said.