Bridget Jones is headed to the stage. A musical is being developed based Bridget Jones's Diary, on the story of the plump, unlucky-in-love British career girl. British pop star Lily Allen has started to write the score for the new musical, which aims to open in London in 2011.
Bridget Jones was first introduced in a series of newspaper columns by Helen Fielding, before becoming a book by Fielding and then a mini-Hollywood franchise, with two films starring Oscar winner Renee Zellweger as Bridget. Fielding is said to be working on the script for the stage version.
Allen, according to a report on contactmusic.com, has written just one song for the show so far. The 25-year-old chart-topper released Alright, Still, her first studio album, in 2006 and saw a hit in both the U.K. and the in America with the song "Smile." Her well-reviewed follow-up album, It's Not Me, It's You was released in 2009. She previously announced plans to take a break from performing following her 2010 concert schedule.