Grant will be at birth of Bridget Jones's Baby
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Saturday 04 February 2012
The production company behind the Bridget Jones's Diary movies was yesterday forced to deny reports that Hugh Grant had quit the third instalment because of issues with the script.
Tim Bevan, the co-chairman of Working Title Films, admitted that shooting on Bridget Jones's Baby had been delayed but denied a rift with Grant, saying reports he had exited ''are untrue".
It is understood the producers felt more work was needed on the script, credited to Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding and David Nicholls, and it is being rewritten.
"We are still working on the script, hence the delay to the start of production," Bevan said. "The film is going ahead as planned." A spokeswoman for the production company said shooting would be pushed back to coincide with the cast's schedules. Renée Zellweger is to star again, alongside Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
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