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According to The Daily Mail, Working Title Films is hoping to shoot the third movie in the Bridget Jones series this year, with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth said to be in talks to reprise their roles from the first two movies.
“We are keen to try to make it later this year, but there’s still nothing definite yet,” states Eric Fellner of Working Title. “If the script and all our deals with the actors fall into place, then this one will be up and running.”
The third movie, entitled Bridget Jones’s Baby, has been written by author Helen Fielding, and Sharon Maguire – who helmed the 2001 original – is said to be back in the director’s chair. However, Hugh Grant has already opted against a return as Daniel Cleaver, with his character said to be absent from the script.
- Gary Collinson
A third Bridget Jones film could enter production as early as this autumn.
The project - rumoured to be called Bridget Jones's Baby - is being produced by Working Title, the company behind the first two movies.
The Daily Mail reports that Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title, has said that the film is in "aggressive development".
"We are keen to try to make it later this year, but there's still nothing definite yet," he added.
"If the script and all our deals with the actors fall into place, then this one will be up and running."
Based on newspaper columns written by author Helen Fielding eight years ago, »
If Prince Harry is the real-life equivalent of Bridget Jones, does that mean Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy are his Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy? The world may never know, given that Prince Harry scoffed at the idea that he's anything like Jones, Helen Fielding's unlucky-in-love protagonist from the popular Bridget Jones's Diary books. "Bridget Jones? Where's that come from? Because I write my own diary or because I don't have a girlfriend?" the 30-year-old prince jokingly asked a reporter from the U.K. newspaper The Mirror. "Bridget Jones? That's sad. No, for me, it's good—I'm very happy not having a girlfriend. It's not a case of anything...I'm not, sort of, looking. »
Fan fiction is more prevalent than you might think. With Fifty Shades of Grey being unleashed in theaters Friday, there's no denying that the novel's author, E L James, has brought fan fiction into the spotlight. Originally titled Master of the Universe, James's Twilight fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer's multi-million dollar franchise first found its home on FanFiction.net. After the racy material within the story forced James to pull it from FanFiction.net, she next hosted Master of the Universe on her own website called 50Shades.com (which now redirects to her official author page). Back then, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
It might be a stretch to call the Bridget Jones films a beloved franchise. Certainly the first film was both a major hit of 2001, and remains an enjoyable little romcom today, but its sequel in 2004 was not quite so beloved, relying mostly on tired re-hashes of successful scenes in the earlier film. The idea of a third film has been bandied around before, especially since the release of Helen Fielding’s addition sequel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. But are we any closer to seeing a Bridget Jones 3, and do we really want to?
In a recent interview about his new film Kingsman: The Secret Service (via Cinema Blend), Colin Firth naturally faced questions about the possibilities of Bridget Jones 3. While he’s not committing himself to anything just yet, it does sound like Firth would be happy to be involved in another film:
It would »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
5 items from 2015
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