Fielding recently published her third novel featuring the popular neurotic singleton

Author Helen Fielding has discussed the possibility of a new Bridget Jones movie.

Last month (October) Fielding published her third novel featuring the neurotic singleton, Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy. In the new book, Jones is a 51-year-old single mother who is still writing a diary but also trying to get to grips with social media.

Asked at Q&A session attended by The Hollywood Reporter whether there are plans to make Mad About A Boy into a movie, Fielding replied: “Well I don’t know because I’ve only just finished it, really. I mean, I would like it. I would like to see it be a film.”

Renee Zellweger brought Fielding’s fictional heroine to life for 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and the 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, flanked by Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as rival love interests Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver. Both films were big hits at the box office, grossing over $540 million (£350 million) between them.

Speaking in April of this year (2013), Firth suggested “it might be a long wait”[/url] before a third Bridget Jones film made it to the big screen. However, events in Fielding’s new novel suggest his character would be unlikely to play a key role in Bridget Jones 3.