Bridget Jones will be trading in her iconic diary for an oh-so-modern iPad in long-awaited threequel, Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Renee Zellweger is seen in the movie’s official first look picture, wearing a snuggly cream jumper and clinging to the tablet with a naughty grin.
Working Title shared the photo on their Twitter and Facebook pages ahead of the new film, details for which remain vague.
Storylines are hazy, with reports suggesting the script is based on author Helen Fielding’s newspaper columns instead of her third book, Mad About the Boy. Fans of the original novels will know that Colin Firth’s character and Bridget’s husband Mark Darcy was killed off in the latest literary instalment, leaving our heroine widowed with two young children, but perhaps (and hopefully) that won’t be the case on the big screen.
Bridget Jones in quotes
Bridget Jones in quotes
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”
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"Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs...Dad?"
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“One must not live one's life through men but must be complete on oneself as a woman of substance.”
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“We were always taught, instead of waiting to be swept off our feet, to 'expect little, forgive much'.”
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“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket."
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“I will not get upset over men, but instead be poised and cool ice-queen.”
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“I will not fall for any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomanics, chauvists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.”
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“When someone loves you it's like having a blanket all round your heart...”
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"I decided to get a grip on my life and start a diary"
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“I realise it has become too easy to find a diet to fit in with whatever you happen to feel like eating and that diets are not there to be picked and mixed but picked and stuck to, which is exactly what I shall begin to do once I've eaten this chocolate croissant.”
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"Valentine's Day purely commercial, cynical enterprise, anyway. Matter of supreme indifference to me."
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“Can I officially confirm that the way to a man's heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.”
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The thing is, I like you, very much, just as you are"
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“I'm no good at anything. Not men. Not social skills. Not work. Nothing.”
Firth is set to return to his lead part after telling The Independent last year that he was “ready for that moment”. “It would have to have somewhere to go,” he said when pressed to get cracking on the next film. “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.”
Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy is on board in an as-yet-unspecified role but sadly Hugh Grant will not be making a comeback as Daniel Cleaver. "Nice to be working in England," Dempsey wrote on Instagram last week. "Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to worth with! A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewood Studios. I really like it here!"
Sharon Maguire, who directed the first 2001 film will be behind the helm again, having penned the screenplay with One Day author David Nicholls.
Shooting on Bridget Jones's Baby is expected to begin later this year.Reuse content