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Renee Zellweger returns in the new Bridget Jones film

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Renee Zellweger is expected to appear in the upcoming Bridget Jones film: Bang Showbiz

Renee Zellweger is expected to appear in the upcoming Bridget Jones film: Bang Showbiz

Renée Zellweger is confirmed to return for a fourth Bridget Jones film.

The 54-year-old actress, who first played the producer in 2001's Bridget Jones Diary, will lead the cast of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy alongside returning co-stars Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver and Dame Emma Thompson as Dr . Rawlings.

Additionally, franchise newcomers Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leo Woodall will also star in the film, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Helen Fielding and has a screenplay written by the author herself.

“To Leslie” filmmaker Michael Morris will direct the film, which will be released next Valentine's Day (02/14/25) in the US on Peacock and worldwide.

In the novel Mad About The Boy, Bridget is now 51 years old and, following the death of her husband Mark Darcy – played by Colin Firth in previous films – lives as a widow and mother of two children, while also having a romance with a younger one Man enjoys.

It was previously reported that filming for the film was expected to begin in May.

An industry insider told the Mail On Sunday newspaper: “Bridget is back and about to take over London. Filming is already planned and all pre-production has been completed.

“There was some uncertainty about whether it would happen, but the film is coming.

“Renée is excited to bring Bridget back. She loves the character so much. “Bridget Jones fever is expected to sweep across London this spring.”

Renée was also asked if she would like to return to the world of Bridget Jones, to which she stressed that she would like to do a fourth film and teased that another installment is in the works.

During an interview with Radio Times she said: “I'm working on it and I really hope it will happen.

“Every film that gets made is a miracle – it’s really difficult to make films happen and make them well. But I would like to see it on screen.”