Been wondering what Bridget Jones has been up to since we last followed her ongoing dramedy with weight, work and the men in her life in Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason? Soon, we'll find out. Author Helen Fielding is bringing Bridget back in present-day London and her publisher notes that the new book "represents a totally new phase in Bridget's life."
The first novel, Bridget Jones's Diary--inspired by Fielding's popular column for The Independent about single women in their 30s--was published in 1996; the follow-up, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, came out in 1999. The two books have sold more than 15 million copies in 40 countries and were adapted into a pair of blockbuster films with Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth playing Bridget and her romantic interests.
The novel will be available this November and according to Digital Spy, it's uncertain of the third film's future although Zellweger, Firth and Grant have all been connected to the potential sequel, Bridget Jones's Baby. So bring on the Valentine's Day romance and get reacquainted with the films by taking another look at Zellweger's hilarious, Oscar nominated performance as Ms. Jones.
|via Time Entertainment