Hugh Grant has officially bowed out of the third installment of the Bridget Jones Diary series. In the third book, Bridget and Daniel does not have a romantic relationship but he plays a big role in the lives of her children.

“I decided not to do it,” Grant told Free Radio of the sequel. “But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different — well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago.”

The film has yet to be picked up by a studio and  seems less likely to happen these days. Back in 2012, Working Title and Universal were developing the film Bridget Jones’s Baby, based on a screenplay by Fielding, but not on her 2013 book. At the time the film was stalled, and star told the Chicago Sun-Times, “You might be seeing Bridget Jones’s granddaughter’s story being told by the time we get there.”