Team, I’m gonna be honest – I’m tentatively excited about this, but kind of surprised. I would have pegged Lily to be a better fit for Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging aka Bridget Jones Jr., but here we are.
Apparently after telling the world that she was retiring last year – something about a clothing and a record company – Contact Music reports that the singer has now signed up to write 12 songs for the musical – one of which is already done (about what else? Bridget moaning over feeling fat).
Working Title – the company behind the movie version – is producing, with book author Helen Fielding tackling the script. There’s no director attached yet, but some speculation that Stephen Daldry (behind Broadway’s Billy Elliot) may take the helm.
So there’s still quite aways to go. I’m personally wondering what the other 11 songs are going to be like, and if they’ll all be as whiny as Bridget is. I suppose we will all have to wait until next year, when the musical is set to open on London’s West End.
Also reported on by Broadway.com and The Guardian.
Need a refresher on what what you can expect from Lily Allen? Here you go:
Lily Allen “The Fear”
The Fear by lily allen
What do you think? Is Lily Allen the right artist to take on Bridget Jones? Or any musical for that matter? If not, who do you think would have been best suited?