Bridget Jones 3: Has the singleton found her McDreamy? Patrick Dempsey set to join cast as possible Hugh Grant replacement

Could Dempsey make a possible love interest for mishap-prone Bridget?

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The third Bridget Jones movie has been slow off the mark, with Hugh Grant confirming he won’t be appearing in the much-anticipated sequel.

But now some news for Bridget fans has finally emerged, with Patrick Dempsey said to be in final negotiations to join the film.

Dempsey could well make a convincing replacement for Grant. At 49, he is the right age to serve as a potential love interest for Bridget, who enters her Forties in the third sequel.

The film, which has the working title Bridget Jones’s Baby, is not believed to be set on Helen Fielding’s latest novel Mad About The Boy, which sees the much-loved protagonist have a couple of children and Colin Firth’s character die.

It is not yet known what the plot of Bridget Jones 3 will be. Speaking earlier this year about whether he would like to join the cast of the movie, Firth said the film should tell the story of an older generation.

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“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. I think we might be ready for that moment!,” he told The Independent.

According to Deadline, Firth will star in the third film alongside Renee Zellweger as the mishap-prone publishing executive.