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Hey, remember how they’re making another Bridget Jones movie? No? Neither did I, until this very moment. Some of that might have to do with the fact that the last film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, was a sort of poorer cousin to the very good Bridget Jones’s Diary. While author Helen Fielding decided to return to her popular series one more time in the book Mad About the Boy, I think many of us simply forgot about the character. Hollywood, however, has not, and still plans to make a Bridget Jones 3 – but they’re going to have to do it without Hugh Grant.
When asked about reprising his role as Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones 3, Hugh Grant informed Free Radio (via Cinema Blend) that he will not appear in the film. The reason for this appears to be script-related:
I think they’re going »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)
Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?
2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)
The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »
- Sharon Knolle
In what's sure to be disappointing news for fans of the Bridget Jones' Diary films starring Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, Grant confirmed in a new interview with Free Radio in the West Midlands that he won't be reprising his role as the shady-but-lovable Daniel Cleaver in the third installment of the franchise.
"I decided not to do it," the 54-year-old actor said, "but I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
News: Why the Third 'Bridget Jones' Book Is Outraging Fans
Bridget Jones appears to have just been dumped. After having been attached for years to star in the third film in the Bridget Jones series, actor Hugh Grant says he has parted ways with the project, titled Bridget Jones's Baby. Grant played Daniel opposite Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in the 2001 original and its 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. "I decided not to do it," Grant said in a Free Radio interview, according to the Guardian. "But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel." Read more 'Bridget Jones' Author Helen Fielding: 'I
- Ryan Gajewski
Variety reported in April that New Line has picked up movie rights to Bensen’s Salon.com article, set the project up with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot at their Offspring Entertainment banner and titled the project “No Baggage.”
“Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes,” Bensen wrote in her article for Salon.com. “It sure beat meeting for coffee.”
Bensen, a writer based in Austin, Texas, said the journey went well despite the lack of belongings.
“On the surface, we appeared to be sure candidates for ‘World’s Most Unlikely Pair,’” she wrote. “He’s a wildly energetic university professor who is always on the move. »
- Dave McNary
So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:
Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.
Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.
In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »
Working with Colin Firth has its perks. Working with Emma Stone has its drawbacks. In a joint interview to promote Woody Allen's movie Magic in the Moonlight, Stone revealed that she pestered her colleague about his prior work. "I've seen Love Actually about 18 times," the 25-year-old actress told The Daily Beast. "I've seen Bridget Jones too many times now. You were so upset with me! I live-texted Colin the plot of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason a few months back while I was watching it. You were very upset with me, if I remember correctly. I talked him through what he was doing." Stone's unfiltered access to Firth became a bit irksome. "She's talking through my back »
"In this documentary the 52-year-old director of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason trawls around the internet, courageously Thinking Of The Children"
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Never in the history of the world have the merchants of obscenity – the teachers of unnatural sex acts – had available to them the modern facilities for disseminating this filth." So says the middle-aged presenter with the stern expression, fighting in vain like a knackered Luddite to hold back the tide of technological advancement. The film is Perversion For Profit, a 1965 propaganda short on the dangers of the modern printing press, but it could just as easily be taken from Beeban Kidron's latest documentary InRealLife, in which the 52-year-old director of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason trawls around the internet, courageously Thinking Of The Children.
Backed by the kind of gloomy, discordant soundtrack that could make Miffy look sinister, »
- Charlie Lyne
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