Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason: According to Variety, Universal Pictures and Miramax Films, which co-financed the Working Title-produced sequel Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, have abruptly changed the release date and distributor of the film. U will now distrib worldwide and will open the film November 19th.

Miramax distributed the original film in 2001 and was expected to perform the same task on the sequel, which has Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent reprising their roles; Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are back as producers. The original, based on the Helen Fielding novel, grossed $71.5 million domestically.

Miramax, which also is releasing Dimension pic "The Brothers Grimm" along with "An Unfinished Life," "Proof" and "Bride and Prejudice" between November and December, will get an option to distribute one of a multitude of films co-financed by the two studios.