Talks are underway for a film adaptation of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Vintage).
Fielding's agent Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander confirmed they are in talks with production company Working Title about making 2013's Mad About the Boy into a film as Bridget Jones actress Renée Zellweger addressed speculation.
Appearing on "Lorraine" to discuss her upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Zellweger said: "I don't know. I mean, I know Helen's written the book, so there's that. So, I guess that means there is a possibility. If anyone wants to do that."
Fielding's bestselling 1996 book, Bridget Jones's Diary (Vintage), was published in 40 countries and sold 15 million copies worldwide. Along with its 1999 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Vintage), it was turned into a film with Working Title starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
A third film Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Patrick Dempsey, followed in 2016 and was based on Fielding’s original columns in the Independent newspaper. Vintage later published the book, with Fielding winning the 2017 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.