It’s hard to think of Renée Zellweger without thinking of one of her most iconic roles as Bridget Jones. The lovable but hopelessly tragic “bachelor” who couldn’t find her place in the world was one of the most relatable on-screen characters that always kept her real.
When it comes to romantic comedies of the early 2000s, Bridget Jones Diary was up there with the best of them. The third (and supposedly last) movie left Jones happy back with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and raising their first child together, a son named William.
Now, The sun reported that a secret fourth film is gearing up for production, which will see Zellweger reprising his role with an adult son in tow.
The new film, co-written by the creator Helen Fielding will explore Jones’ motherhood life, among other things.
According to a source who spoke with the outlet, the producers believed there was a “huge market” for another film given the popularity of the franchise.
“It will be seven or eight years since the last film by the time this one hits the big screen, and fans will be desperate to find out what happened. It’s a British classic,” they said.
During the third film, Patrick Dempsey battled Colin Firth to win Jones’ heart, with Hugh Grant’s character presumed dead. Then, at the end of the film, we find out that Grant’s character has been found alive, which opens the door for him to reprise his role as the dangerously charming bastard, Daniel Cleaver.
Little is known about the project so far, and Zellweger has kept a low profile. She recently starred in Judy Garland’s biopic Judy and the True Crime miniseries, The thing about Pam.