Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) by Helen FieldingBridget Jones is back!
Great comic writers are as rare as hens teeth. And Helen is one of a very select band who have created a character of whom the very thought makes you smile. Bridget Jones Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s was a huge international bestseller, published in 40 countries and selling over 15 million copies worldwide. Its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, published soon after was also a major international bestseller. Both were made into films starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Set in the present, the new novel will explore a different phase in Bridgets life with an entirely new scenario. As Helen Fielding has said: If people laugh as much reading it as I am while writing it then well all be very happy.
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Production companies haven't snapped up the rights to Helen Fielding's new novel despite strong sales. Would a Bridget Jones film be the same without Colin Firth? Movie producers seem to think not. The new book sees Bridget Jones widowed at the age of 51, following the death of her former love Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the film franchise. The film, which will star Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant alongside Firth, was due to start filming in but has been delayed. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
The writer published Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy in , but the third film about the unlucky-in-love singleton starring Renee Zellweger, 's Bridget Jones's Baby, followed a completely different storyline. Fans of the books may still see it come to life on the big screen though, as Fielding has said she thinks it would make "a lovely film". Mad About The Boy follows Jones in her 50s after the death of long-time love interest Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the films, as she tries to get back into dating while bringing up two children. Bridget Jones's Baby saw the character get unexpectedly pregnant after one night stands with both an American stranger at a festival, and her ex Darcy, leaving her unsure who the father of the child was. Fielding also revealed that she thought a rumoured musical version of Bridget Jones might finally make it to the stage. Asked whether there would ever be a Bridget Jones musical, she said: "Yes, I think there will be one day.