Renée Zellweger Officially Back For Bridget Jones 4, With Chiwetel Ejiofor And Leo Woodall Joining The Cast

Renee Zellweger, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Leo Woodall

by James White |
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While word on a fourth Bridget Jones has been floating around, today brings the official word that Renée Zellweger has found space in her diary to return as the title character for the fourth film to be drawn from Helen Fielding's stories. Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy will see Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson back, with Chiwetel Ejiofor and One Day's Leo Woodall new to the ensemble.

Michael Morris is in the director's chair this time, with the story finding Bridget navigating motherhood and — spoiler alert! — having to look for love all over again following a tragic death. Yes, this is getting back to counting calories and drink intake while also figuring out nit checks and playdates.

Grant, of course, will be back as the roguish Daniel Cleaver, while Thompson will once more play Dr. Rawlings, who we must assume is still in Bridget's life after delivering her first child. No word yet on who Ejiofor and Woodall will be playing.

This one will kick off shooting this year, and Bridget will be back in our lives next year on Valentine's Day.

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