Patrick Dempsey, babies and everything else we know about Bridget Jones’s Diary 3

Darcy won't be dead and Bridget could be pregnant...

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After a decade and more crossed fingers than we can count, Bridget Jones is returning to cinema screens. V exciting news, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Here’s everything we know so far… 


It’s being called Bridget Jones’ Baby

Just a working title, so that could all change, but it does give us a v exciting hint at what dramas our beloved Bridge might encounter when we meet her again. Might we hear the pitter patter of tiny (possibly unplanned) feet? Can confirm this would clearly be brilliant idea. 


McDreamy might star

Patrick Dempsey, who left Grey’s Anatomy fans distraught earlier this year after departing the long-running medical drama, is reportedly in “final talks” to star alongside Renee Zellweger in the third movie. Rumour has it he could play another love rival, aka a wanton sex god. Or, you never know, he could be whipping out his white coat and putting that medical knowledge to good work as Bridget’s baby doctor?


It won’t be based on Mad About the Boy

Thank GOD. The story is rumoured to be inspired by columns written by Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding and not her latest novel. Mad About the Boy saw Bridge as a 51-year-old mother of two small children and a widow after the lovely Mark Darcy died five years earlier, swapping Bridget’s happily-ever-after for a toy boy romance with a man called Roxster… V distressing. 


Darcy won’t be dead

That means Colin Firth – aka Mark Darcy, the man with the genuinely gorgeous bottom – will probably star. “It would have to have somewhere to go. Back at the time, I said that a third one should only happen if we were telling a story about having moved into a different generation when we were all beginning to deteriorate a little bit,” Firth told The Independent recently, adding: “I think we might be ready for that moment!” Sounds like a definite maybe…


Hugh Grant won’t star

Dastardly Daniel Cleaver won’t be meddling in Bridget’s love life this time around, according to Deadline

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But the film’s original director is back on board

Director Sharon Maguire — who helmed the original Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001 — will reportedly be hopping into the director’s chair again.


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