Renée Zellweger & Hugh Grant Returning in “Bridget Jones 4”

Renée Zellweger in
Renée Zellweger in "Bridget Jones's Diary"

The Bridget Jones franchise is a gift that keeps on giving, and another film in this series is just around the corner. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy has officially been green-lit and it will see Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant return to their respective roles

The fourth film in the series will be based on Helen Fielding’s best-selling novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. This book will catch up with the titular heroine in her early fifties, and it will see her face the challenges of single parenting while dealing with heartbreaking loss and rediscovering love and joy.

Renée Zellweger will return as Bridget Jones, while Hugh Grant will join her as Daniel Cleaver, who was presumed dead before an Easter egg in Bridget Jones’s Baby revealed he’s still very much alive. Emma Thompson will also be back, and this trio will be joined by two new cast members – Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Leo Woodall (One Day).

Michael Morris (To Leslie) will direct the fourth film, while Fielding wrote the script. Her Bridget Jones book series inspired three adaptations—Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Bridget Jones’s Baby—which earned a total of $756 million at the global box office.