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Bridget Jones Returns as a Widow

The actress Renée Zellweger against a sky background

The Bridget Jones saga is set to welcome a fourth installment, eight years after the release of Bridget Jones Baby. Renée Zellweger will once again take on the role of Bridget, an iconic character that has marked generations of viewers. Titled Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, the film will be available on the American platform Peacock for Valentine’s Day 2025. It will be released in cinemas in the rest of the world.

Based on the book by Helen Fielding, this new chapter promises great reunions with key actors from previous installments, such as Hugh Grant, in the role of the charming Daniel Cleaver, and Emma Thompson, Bridget’s obstetrician. Michael Morris will direct this much-anticipated feature film.

The plot will focus on a now fifty-something Bridget Jones, a widow and mother of two children. In previous films her partner Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, tragically disappeared.

This return is accompanied by new faces, with the arrival of Chiwetel Ejiofor and young Leo Woodall, who will play a thirty-something becoming Bridget’s new love interest.

Since the launch of the saga in 2001 with Bridget Jones’s Diary, it has enjoyed global success, generating over $760 million in revenue. This fourth installment promises to be a cinematic moment not to be missed, continuing to humorously and tenderly explore the ups and downs of the unforgettable Bridget Jones’s life.