Renée Zellweger returning for fourth “Bridget Jones” movie with Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leo Woodall will also join the rom-com franchise for "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy."

A new diary entry awaits: Renée Zellweger is set to return for a fourth Bridget Jones movie, alongside former costars Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson.

Universal Pictures and Working Title announced Tuesday that Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy will adapt Helen Fielding's best-selling 2013 novel of the same name, which follows the title character, now a widow, in her early 50s as she navigates single motherhood.

In addition to Grant, who starred in 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary and 2004's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Thompson, who starred in 2016's Bridget Jones's Baby, the new film will feature franchise newcomers Chiwetel Ejiofor (Love, Actually) and Leo Woodall (The White Lotus). Details about Ejiofor and Woodall's characters have yet to be revealed.

Michael Morris (To Leslie) is directing Mad About the Boy, which is slated to hit theaters worldwide and Peacock in the U.S. on Valentine's Day 2025.

<p>Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection</p> Renee Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Baby'

Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Renee Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Baby'

Zellweger earned her first Oscar nomination for her lead role in Bridget Jones's Diary, and the rom-com franchise has gone on to gross more than $760 million at the worldwide box office. Zellweger's more recent screen roles include murderer Pam Hupp in the NBC true-crime miniseries The Thing About Pam and Judy Garland in the biopic Judy, for which she won her second Oscar (her first was for Cold Mountain).

Back in 2022, Fielding teased that a fourth Bridget Jones movie was in the works. "I'm working on it and I really hope it will happen," she told Radio Times. "Every film that gets made is a miracle — it's really difficult to make films happen and to make them good. But I'd love to see it on the screen."

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