Leading man tells MTV News he expects ‘more fisticuffs’ with Colin Firth.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
The last time anyone heard about the third film in the “Bridget Jones” franchise, the script was still being reworked to suit lead actors Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. But fans have been getting antsy about the long-rumored sequel, with some wondering if the next chapter in bumbling Bridget’s story will ever be told.
When MTV News caught up with Grant in New York City on Friday (April 20), he explained that the British love triangle will return to the big screen … eventually. However, script problems continue to delay production.
“I’ve seen some scripts,” Grant said. “They haven’t quite hit the nail yet, but they will. They’re working on it.”
Since the script is still in the writing stages, now might be the time to request that Bridget’s two leading men, Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy, get into one of their infamous brawls, battling it out for Bridget’s heart.
“Yes, our public demands some more fisticuffs!” Grant exclaimed.
“Bridget Jones 3” was first announced in August 2011. At one point, “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig was attached to direct the film, but he exited last October. In November, Firth explained that “Full Monty” director Peter Cattaneo was in talks to take the helm.
In 2001, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” became an international smash, making a whopping $282 million at the box office. Three years later, the 2004 sequel “Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason” saw slightly less success Stateside but raked in a whopping $262 million. Now, eight years after the last flick, the third film would potentially follow Bridget as she attempts to tackle motherhood in her 40s. Fans should probably expect lots of trademark Bridget Jones antics to ensue.
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