Hugh Grant says script for new Bridget Jones film `needs to be polished`

London: Roping in Hugh Grant for the planned second sequel to ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’ appears to have become a challenge for the makers of the movie.

Amid rumours that Grant, who plays Mark Darcy, had pulled out, Tim Bevan, the producer, admitted in February that filming had been put on hold.

Now, the 51-year-old insists that the screenplay needs more work, before he commits himself to the project.

“We’re all up for it, as a cast, and the basic premise is fantastic,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“We just need to polish up the scripts,” he said.

The actor also revealed his desire of donning the director’s hat.

“I don’t really know if I’ll continue doing films, but I should do directing. I just know that I’m much less inclined to do acting jobs nowadays. I never really chose rom coms – they chose me. I have no particular affection for that genre,” he added.


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