It’s real this time, or at least, it seems to be. Helen Fielding’s 2013 novel, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
is getting adapted into a movie. While there was news about it in 2009, it seems that the movie is back in motion with Patrick Dempsey negotiating for a role. For all of those of you who loved the books and the first two movies, you better brush up on your knowledge, because the new movie is supposed to start shooting on October 2nd.
As for the third installment of the Bridget Jones series, it was released in Autumn 2013, and still managed to end up as the 2nd best selling novel of 2013 in the Great Britain. The movie adaptation was rumored more than several times, first in 2009 when it was announced that the movie was in its first stages. Then, there was news about it in 2011 and it was then said that the main actors of the first two, Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant were interested in reprising their roles.
In 2014, Grant said that he was dropping out of the project because he disliked the script and later, the producers hired the talented Emma Thompson to rewrite Fielding’s and Nicholls’s original script. In June, Bridget Jones’s parents, Gemma Jones and Jim Broadbent were said to be in the talks to return for the third movie and now, Patrick Dempsey might join the star studded cast. And as if that wasn’t enough, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer, Ed Sheeran is set to cameo. After skipping the second film, director Sharon Maguire will be returning back to direct the third installment which is titled, Bridget Jones’s Baby.
As for what to expect out of the last movie, if the book is anything to go by, (and here I say spoiler alert! Read at your own risk and don’t say you’ve not been warned!) Jones becomes a widow and has to take care of her children, while trying to bring down her weight and juggle entering the dating scene. Still, if we are to trust the ongoing rumors, this might not be the premise of the movie (rejoice!), but what we know for sure, there will be a baby, it’s in the title, after all.