Bridget Jones's Diary 2: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jacinda Barrett, a veteran of MTV's "The Real World," has landed another high-profile acting role, joining the cast of the upcoming sequel to the 2001 hit Bridget Jones's Diary. Returning for the sequel, titled "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," are Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Barrett will play Bridget's co-worker in the film, which is being directed by Beeban Kidron. The Working Title Films production is being distributed by Miramax and Universal Pictures.

Bridget discovers that life with Mark Darcy isn't quite as perfect as she dreamed.

Barrett next appears opposite Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming Miramax drama The Human Stain, followed by roles in the Walt Disney Co.'s John Travolta starrer Ladder 49 and Fox Searchlight's White on White.

Brian B.