They've been talking about a third "Bridget Jones's Diary" movie forever and ever - okay, not really, although it does feel that way - but things are still just not coming together with it.
Last we'd heard, "The Full Monty" director Paul Cattaneo was all scrubbed up to deliver movie three with the whole gang - Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Firth - in tow, but according to Firth things are still way early in the development stage. Like a generation or two behind schedule.
"Unfortunately, it might be a bit of a long wait," he told the Chicago Sun Times. "I wouldn’t say that it’s completely dead in the water, but the way it’s going you might be seeing Bridget Jones’ granddaughter’s story being told by the time we get there."
Firth's been an avid proponent of the
wanton sex goddess "Bridget Jones" story and it seems his attitude on it hasn't changed a bit. "There is a joy of doing those movies that keeps hope alive. And the story is going in an interesting direction," he said before adding, "I just wouldn't say that the movie is imminent."
So, basically, when the Powers that Be said it was a go for filming, they were pulling one of these famous Bridget Jones-isms.