Lily Allen has assured fans the Bridget Jones musical is still on track as she has nearly finished work on the score.
The British pop star has been chosen to write the music for the stage show based on Bridget Jones's Diary, the book which became a popular film starring Renee Zellweger as the hapless 'singleton'.
The musical had been expected to open in London's West End in late 2011, but Allen has now confirmed it will have a 2012 launch.
She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "I'm still writing... I've nearly finished a musical. I think it'll be out sometime next year."