Helen Fielding New Bridget Jones Book, 'Mad About the Boy' Title Announced

It's time to break out the red wine and Celine Dion's version of All By Myself as Bridget Jones is back, and her newest book's got a name.

The title of Helen Fielding's upcoming book will be called Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, announced on Tuesday's Today show. The new book follows up on the character introduced in Bridget Jones's Diary (1996), and revisited in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2000).

Fielding said that the book seeks to answer this about the main character: "[her] life has moved on. But, the question is, just how much?"

In February, when the book's publication was announced, Fielding said the book would be set in present-day London and focused on later stages in the character's life. This time she'll navigate "an entire new range of nightmares" from the modern era, the new fashions and the emergence of social media.

The two earlier books in the series were made into movies starring Renée Zellweger as the Jones character. The actress was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the first film. A third film was in the works long before the announcement of the new book's release, but the project appears to be on hold.

Colin Firth, who played Mark Darcy in the earlier films, told the Chicago Sun Times in December 2012, "I wouldn't say that it's completely dead in the water, but the way it's going you might be seeing Bridget Jones' granddaughter's story being told by the time we get there."

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy will hit U.S. shelves on Oct. 15.

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