"Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy looks unlikely to get film" however...
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THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2013
Would a Bridget Jones film be the same without Colin Firth? Movie producers seem to think not.
Film rights to Helen Fielding’s latest novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy are yet to be snapped up despite strong book sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new book sees Bridget Jones widowed at the age of 51, following the death of her former love Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the film franchise.
The production companies are instead working on Bridget Jones’s Baby, a film based on an original screenplay by Fielding, which will include Colin Firth.
The film, which will star Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant alongside Firth, was due to start filming in 2012 but has been delayed.
Tim Bevan of Working Title told The Hollywood Reporter: “We are still working on the script, hence the delay to the start of production, but the film is going ahead as planned.”