Universal Pictures has released the first picture of Renee Zellweger as title character Bridget Jones in the upcoming film Bridget Jones's Baby. It has been 11 years since Bridget was last on our screens and it seems she has adapted with the times and updated her famous diary for a shiny red iPad.
In the released photo, captioned "’Bridget Jones’s Baby’ has started filiming," the 46-year-old actress looks youthful and angelic wearing a cosy cream jumper and staring warmly into the camera.
Renee Zellweger wil reprise her role as Bridget Jones
The third installment is not based on Helen Fielding’s latest novel Mad About the Boy but instead will be centred around columns that the author wrote eight years ago. The storyline will follow Bridget as she juggles being a 50-something journalist working at Sit Up Britain, and being a mother to two young children.
Colin Firth has signed up to reprise his role as her lover Mark Darcy but Hugh Grant has confirmed that he will not be taking part in the project because he did not like the script.
"I decided not to do it," he told Birmingham's Free Radio. "But I think they are going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different – well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
Patrick Dempsey confirmed his role in Bridget Jones's Baby via his Instagram page
But it seems there is a new man on the scene for Bridget. In September former Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey confirmed that he will be in the film via his Instagram.
He wrote: "Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with! A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewoof Studios. I really like it here!"