Renee Zellweger has reportedly consented to star in a third Bridget Jones film – though producers have guaranteed they won’t make her packing the pounds this time.
Renee Zellweger was said to have had a kind of hesitations about signing up to a third film as she was unwilling to gain weight. According to The Sun, the film will recognize the new designed Bridget, by featuring her in the opening scenes after getting her ideal body shape.
Both, man from heaven Colin Firth and Hugh Grant – also known as Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver – are set to reprise their parts, with a source saying:
Colin is really keen on a third film. He thinks it will be a great flick to get his teeth into after all the success with The King’s Speech, as it’s so different. He’s getting very excited about the idea of marriage and kids in the script now all the characters are older.
Firth spoke to BBC prior to being Oscar Winner:
I think the idea of Mark and Daniel and Bridget in advanced stages of deterioration could be quite fun. We’re making a comedy after all.
With plot ideas still being open to discussion, the scribes are said to be setting up a big twist between the three main characters, which includes Bridget getting pregnant but is not sure whether long-term boyfriend Mark is the father or ex-flame Daniel.
The novel was made into a movie of the same name in 2001, directed by Sharon Maguire, starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget, Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver, and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy. British heroine performance is widely considered to be of a high standard, and gained Zellweger an Academy Award nomination. A second movie was released in 2004, directed by Beeban Kidron.
Following her books “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason,” on which the first two pictures were based, author Helen Fielding continued the story of further adventures of Bridget Jones in “The Independent” in 2005.
The production company Working Title has approved that a third installment is in the early stages of production but is due to be released in 2011.
Keep your eyes open for Renee’s climb back into smooth Bridget’s skin.