Bridget Jones may soon be grabbing her reindeer jumper for the fourth time.
Helen Fielding, who composed Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Edge of Reason, is working on transforming her third book in the series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Kid, into a film.
“Indeed I’m working on it and I really trust it will happen,” Fielding, 64, told the Radio Times.
“Each film that gets made is a miracle – it’s really challenging to make films happen and to make them great.
However, I’d very much want to see it on the screen.” Fielding’s initial two books became 2001’s Bridget Jones’ Diary and 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, while the author’s newspaper section for The Independent formed the foundation for 2016’s Bridget Jones’ Baby.
Renée Zellweger starred in all three of the motion pictures as the lovable British heroine, while Colin Firth reprised his role as Mark Darcy in each installment.
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Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver character was assumed dead in the third film until a turnabout at the finish of the film revealed him to in any case be alive. One character who sadly and logical won’t make the leap to the fourth film, notwithstanding, is Firth’s Darcy, who is revealed at the beginning of Fielding’s fourth book to have died five years earlier.
Earlier this year, Zellweger, 53, — who famously gained 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones — admitted it would be “entertaining” to reprise her role for the fourth time. While promoting her show The Thing About Pam on Sirium XM’s The Jess Cagle Show, the double cross Oscar winner communicated her interest in wanting to portray her famous romantic comedy character again.
When asked in the event that there was plausible of another spin-off of the franchise, she responded, “I trust so. I trust so. I mean, it’s tomfoolery, you know, she’s such a lot of tomfoolery.”
“I love being from her perspective,” Zellweger added. “I mean, it makes me laugh, you know, consistently on set the decisions that we get to make about exactly the way in which awkward we can make her circumstances. It’s simply such a lot of tomfoolery.”