May 19, 2009 at 04:52 PM EDT

Bridget Jones’s Diary is heading to the British stage as a musical co-written by the book’s author, Helen Fielding, Variety reports. The film’s producer, Working Title, is developing the project following the smash success of its stage adaptation of Billy Elliot. The role of Miss Jones has yet to be cast, but Renee Zellweger (who played her in the movies) won’t be reprising her for the stage. Jones is likely to be ready in 2011.

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