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‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’ Is Confirmed: What to Know About the 4th ‘Bridget Jones’ Movie

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Colin Firth, Rene Zellweger and Hugh Grant (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage

Rom-com darling Bridget Jones is making her return for a fourth film.

The plucky British heroine played by double Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger has spawned three previous films, Bridget Jones Diary (2001), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016). The fourth installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, was confirmed in April 2024.

Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary follows a single woman named Bridget in her 30s as she attempts to start up a relationship with coworker Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) while fending off her family’s attempts to set her up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).

Over the course of the films, Bridget awkwardly (and sometimes painfully) deals with her tumultuous personal and professional life, all while maintaining her sense of dry British humor.

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Zellweger, who is American in real life, previously voiced her desire to reprise her character for a fourth film.

“I love being in her shoes,” she said during an April 2022 interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “It makes me giggle every day on set, the choices that we get to make about just how awkward we can make her circumstances. It’s just so much fun.”

When Could Filming Begin?

According to Elle, filming will kick off in May 2024.

Where Did ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Leave Off?

The third film saw Bridget in the middle of another love triangle between Mark Darcy (Firth) and billionaire Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), with Grant’s character seemingly killed off. After unexpectedly sleeping with both men in a short timeframe, Bridget discovers she is pregnant and won’t be able to uncover the real father until after the baby’s birth.

Bridget ultimately marries Mark after giving birth to their son (because of course he’s the father). The movie ends with a newspaper headline revealing that Grant’s character has been found alive.


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Renee Zellweger and actor Colin Firth on set of the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

What Could ‘Bridget Jones 4′ Be About?

The fourth Bridget Jones will reportedly follow author Helen Fielding’s later Bridget Jones novels, which follows our heroine navigating dating apps and dating younger men as a single mom following the death of her longtime love Mark Darcy (Firth).

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Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth attend the Bridget Jones Baby on September 6, 2016 in Paris, France. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Which Actors Are Coming Back?

Zellweger and Grant will both reprise their roles in the forthcoming film as will Thompson, who played Bridget’s OB/GYN Dr. Rawlings in Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Who Else Is In ‘Bridget Jones 4’?

Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy Is Confirmed What to Know About the 4th Bridget Jones Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leo Woodhall. Getty Images (2)

In addition to some familiar faces, there will be newcomers in Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor and The White Lotus alum Leo Woodhall are both joining the cast.

When Is ‘Bridget Jones 4’ Coming Out?

Universal will release Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy on February 14, 2025, which is Valentine’s Day. Internationally, the film will be released in theaters.

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