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Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant set to star in new ‘Bridget Jones’ movie



Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant

(CNN) — Renée Zellweger is about to reprise her beloved function of Bridget Jones in an upcoming fourth installment of the favored movie franchise.

The 2-time Oscar-winner will star in “Bridget Jones: Mad Concerning the Boy,” in accordance with a information launch. The movie relies on creator Helen Fielding’s best-selling novel of the identical identify.

Hugh Grant, who costarred Daniel Cleaver in 2001’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and 2004 sequel “Bridget Jones: The Fringe of Purpose,” is returning to the franchise to star alongside Zellweger in “Mad Concerning the Boy.”

Grant didn’t seem within the third installment of the franchise, 2016’s “Bridget Jones’s Child,” regardless of his character being a part of that movie’s plot.

Additionally returning to the franchise is Emma Thompson – who appeared as Dr. Rawlings in “Bridget Jones’s Child” and is credited as a author on that movie – alongside franchise newcomers Chiwetel Ejiofor and “White Lotus” star Leo Woodall.

Zellweger was nominated for a lead actress Oscar in 2002 for her efficiency in “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” earlier than happening to win for finest supporting actress in 2004 for “Chilly Mountain” and in 2020 for lead actress for “Judy.”

The primary movie launched us to Jones, a befuddled information assistant who retains a confessional diary as she navigates the trials and tribulations of affection, profession and life normally.

Fielding’s novel “Bridget Jones: Mad Concerning the Boy” picks up 14 years after Jones lands Mark Darcy – performed within the movies by Academy Award-winner Colin Firth – in accordance with an official synopsis of the e-book.

“To Leslie” director Michael Morris is hooked up to direct the brand new film, with Fielding serving as an govt producer and Miramax co-financing the challenge.

“Bridget Jones: Mad Concerning the Boy” will premiere in theaters internationally and on Peacock within the US on February 14, 2025.

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