What You Need to Know About The New Bridget Jones Movie

Renée Zellweger is set to reprise her beloved role as Bridget Jones in the upcoming sequel, Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, based on Helen Fielding’s 2013 novel of the same name. This new addition to the celebrated series is eagerly anticipated to premiere on the big screen soon. The original movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary, released in 2001, was a massive hit, grossing £222 million worldwide and securing Zellweger an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 2002. The film became a staple of British pop culture following its UK debut in April 2001.

Will Hugh Grant be Back in Bridget Jones’s Diary?

A source revealed to the Mail on Sunday that preparations for the fourth film are well underway, with filming plans already being drawn up. Zellweger, now 54, is reportedly thrilled about returning to her iconic role. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are also rumored to be coming back to their roles as Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver, respectively.

The narrative of the original film centered on Bridget Jones, a 32-year-old publicity assistant, navigating love and self-confidence while juggling her feelings for two men, ultimately choosing Mark Darcy. The subsequent films, “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” continued to follow her romantic and personal trials, including a pregnancy with uncertain paternity.

The upcoming film, “Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy,” is expected to portray Jones as a 51-year-old single mother navigating the challenges of modern dating and social media. The return of Firth and Grant adds to the anticipation, despite previous rumors of the project’s cancellation due to Hollywood actors’ strikes. Zellweger, who is currently looking for accommodation in London with her boyfriend, TV presenter Ant Anstead, expressed her hopes for the film’s success in a Radio Times interview.

While an official release date has yet to be announced, reports suggest that filming may begin in May, pointing to a potential 2025 release.

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