Renée Zellweger is back as Bridget Jones in new film: first photo!

Published Saturday, Oct 3 2015, 17:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Renée Zellweger is back as Bridget Jones - and she's swapped her infamous diary for an iPad.

Sharing the first promotional photo of the much-anticipated sequel, Working Title Films said: "Bridget is back! Renée Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES'S BABY #bridgetjones #bridgetjonesbaby #WT."

Renée Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones in promotional image releases in October 2015.

© Twitter / @Working_Title

The tweet posted on Friday (2 October) coincided with the film going into production.

It seems to confirm rumours that the third film about hapless unlucky-in-love reporter Bridget follows her journeys as a mother.

When the new film is released in September 2016, it will have been 12 years since we last saw Bridget on our screens in the 2004 film The Edge of Reason.

The much-hyped movie sees Renée returning as Bridget and Colin Firth reprising his role as love interest Mark Darcy.

Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)


However the dastardly Daniel Cleaver will NOT appear, after Hugh Grant announced he would not be returning to the role. Oh no!

Fans needn't be too sad though, as Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast instead!

Although his role is being kept secret, we have a feeling he might complicate matters for Bridget and Mark.

Screening of 'WINNING: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman' at the El Capitan Theatre
Patrick Dempsey


And that's not the only change...

Renée's alleged refusal to put on weight for the role this time means that Bridget might well be slimmer than in the books, which hasn't been a popular decision with some fans.

Renée, now 46, previously gained around 30lbs for the role.

Recent reports suggested that the actress has been attending editorial briefings at ITV's Good Morning Britain as research for her iconic role.

Details about the plot are hazy but it's believed the movie will not follow the plotline of the third Bridget Jones book, Mad About A Boy.

Instead it's thought to be a fresh screenplay with input from author Helen Fielding, telling what happened between the second and third books.

We. Can't. Wait.

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