Bridget Jones 4 is now Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy – casting confirmed

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Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson lead the returnees for Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy. More here.

The deals look like they’ve been done for the already-announced Bridget Jones 4, which we can now officially call Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.

As expected, Renee Zellweger is taking on the title role for the fourth time. She’s also going to be joined by Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson, who each return to the series. Grant’s return is a surprise, Thompson’s less so.

And then there are new additions: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leo Woodall have now been announced as joining the ensemble.

We also know who’s going to be directing as well: Michael Morris, who previously called the shots on To Leslie, is stepping behind the camera. It’s the first time one of the Bridget Jones movies has been directed by a male director.

Helen Fielding is involved, as you’d expect. It’s her novels that are the inspiration for the movies, although it’s unclear who’s going to be writing the screenplay at the moment for Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.

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The plan presumably – with the cast now coming together – is to get the film before cameras this year, which points towards a release in 2025. In fact, at least one report suggests that the movie will open on 14th February 2025. In the US, it’s going to debut on the Peacock streaming service on the same day as it hits cinemas too.

It’s unlikely that the film will skew too faithfully to the source novel, but again, that’s a bit of speculation on our part.

More news on this as we hear it. Universal and Working Title, the businesses behind the film, will be hoping that the release of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy takes the series past the $1bn mark at the global box office. We’ll know in just under a year if that’s going to happen…

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