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17/04/01
British Film Company Secure Bridget Sequel
- Working Title sign rights to second film about the scatterbrain singleton

THE FILM company behind British success story Bridget Jones's Diary aren't beating about the bush when it comes to producing its sequel.

According to reports, Working Title Films have snapped up the rights to the sequel, having allegedly stumped up over 1 million dollars (UKP695, 000) to publishers Penguin for the sequel entitled: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason.

The follow-up to Bridget Jones's Diary, published a year ago, has replicated the success of its predecessor and shot to the top of the bestseller lists. The book, which sees Bridget split from Darcy and land in a Thai jail, will not be adapted by author Helen Fielding who wrote the script for the current hit film.

Working Title has seen a string of successes including Four Weddings And A Funeral and sappy romantic comedy Notting Hill - both featuring Bridget Jones star Hugh Grant. Bridget Jones's Diary is on course to be the biggest grossing British film of all-time, a record currently held by The Full Monty.





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