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Helen Fielding, author of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, is working on a fourth film

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  • “Bridget Jones’s Diary” author Helen Fielding says a fourth film is in the works.
  • It will be based on her 2013 novel “Mad About the Boy,” which sees Bridget exploring single parenthood.
  • Renée Zellweger has previously expressed her desire to play the amorous Londoner again.

Bridget Jones’s Diary author Helen Fielding has confirmed that a fourth film about her self-deprecating and eternally in love Londoner is in the works.

The first installment of the now iconic romantic comedy series, based on Fielding’s 1996 novel of the same name, was released in 2001 and starred Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. It was followed by a sequel, “Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason” (2004), in which all three stars reprized their roles.

The most recent film, “Bridget Jones’s Baby” (2016), focused on Bridget becoming pregnant but unsure whether the baby’s father is her ex, Mark Darcy (Firth), or a handsome American named Jack Qwant ( Patrick Dempsey). Grant’s character, Daniel Cleaver, was dropped from the story as he chose not to appear.

In an interview with Radio Times magazine, Fielding was asked if fans of the franchise can expect to see Bridget back on the big screen anytime soon. In response, she revealed that she is currently working on adapting her 2013 novel “Mad About the Boy.”

“Yeah, I’m working on it and I really hope it happens. Every movie that’s made is a miracle – it’s really hard to make movies and make them good. But I would love to see it on screen ,” she says.

“Mad About the Boy” is set four years after the tragic death of Mark Darcy and sees Bridget overcome the struggles of being a single parent and returning to the dating circle in her 50s.

Fielding did not confirm if any of her previous co-writers, including Richard Curtis, Emma Thompson and Andrew Davies, were working with her on the new script.

She also didn’t mention which cast members could potentially reprise their roles for the film. However, it’s unthinkable that the film would take place without the involvement of main star Zellweger.

Thankfully, over the past few years, the 53-year-old actor has expressed his desire to reprise the role.

“Man, I would love the experience of seeing her again. I love her. I just think she’s so much fun. She’s the best. Of course, if I’m invited to do that, it has the fun tune,” Zellweger told Vanity Fair in January 2021.