‘Bridget Jones’ author working on 4th film

Helen Fielding said she would “love to see” her 2013 novel “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” on the big screen. When the novel initially came out, a storyline twist shocked readers.

‘Bridget Jones’ author working on 4th film
Helen Fielding

It’s time to continue keeping up with the Joneses.

Helen Fielding, the author of “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” is currently working on a fourth movie and has ambitions to turn her 2013 book “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” into a motion picture.

“Yeah, I’m working on it and I really hope it will happen,” she told Radio Times on Oct. 31. “Every film that gets made is a miracle. I think it’s really difficult to make films and to make them happen and to make them good and we want it to be really good. But I really hope so. I’d love to see it on the screen.”

The series consists of three motion pictures, including “Bridget Jones’s Diary” from 2001. “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” from 2004 and “Bridget Jones’ Baby” from 2016. The first two movies were adapted from a Fielding book, while “Bridget Jones’s Baby” was not. Instead, it was adapted from a column Fielding wrote for “The Independent.”

Before the action in the book begins, a fatal twist occurs: Mark Darcy, the romantic lead portrayed by Colin Firth in the films, has been dead for five years.

Renée Zellweger, who has portrayed the title character in all three films, has previously stated that she is open to a fourth appearance, but no casting announcements have been made.

When asked if she would be in another movie and what her character would be doing, Zellweger quipped on “The Talk” in 2019 that it would be “Bridget Jones: The Menopause.”

“No, I’m aware Helen Fielding (the book’s author) wrote it, and I adore this character. In other words, if they call, I’ll flee.

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