Grant wants fresh ideas before 'Bridget' commitment

Hugh Grant wants the 'Bridget Jones' Diary' franchise to be "significantly reinvented" before he signs on for another movie.

Hugh Grant wants the 'Bridget Jones' Diary' franchise to be "significantly reinvented" before he signs on for another movie.

Plans are underway for a third film in the series but the actor - who played Daniel Cleaver in the earlier movies - insists he and co-stars Colin Firth and Renee Zellweger have not yet agreed to appear.

He said: "I did like playing Daniel Cleaver, but there is no definite part three. None of the three of us have signed up yet.

"There's been a number of drafts that have had great things in them but haven't quite hit the bullseye.

"But they're working on it again now with yet another writer, as soon as they get to a good point we will do it, I'm sure. It's just that it does have to be significantly reinvented."

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