Renée Zellweger: New ‘Bridget Jones’ Movie, New Big-Name, New Co-Star

Renée Zellweger has been spotted filming scenes for the upcoming Bridget Jones movie in London.

As People reported, Renée Zellweger was photographed at London’s Borough Market on Tuesday, October 13, whilst sporting an impressively-sized prosthetic baby bump as she once again reprised role of Bridget Jones in the latest movie.

It was announced in a tweet by Universal Pictures UK on October 2, that the third installment of the ridiculously popular Bridget Jones’s Diary film series had started filming.

Not only has Renée Zellweger been spotted, but Colin Firth has also appeared on set, with Hugh Grant being notably absent. Patrick Dempsey, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, has also started filming scenes for his role in the new Renée Zellweger movie, although fans are still at a loss as to what Patrick Dempsey’s role will entail.

Most people know the Bridget Jones’s Diary series follows the writing of Helen Fielding. Some fans may feel smug, as they know what role Patrick Dempsey is likely to play because they have read the 2004 Helen Fielding book, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, should know that this latest film will not faithfully depict the events of third book. Instead, People revealed that Renée Zellweger’s latest movie will instead provide details as to the events in the time gap between the first two books and the most recent one.

While those who have read Helen Fielding’s books may still have a slight storyline advantage, at this stage, no one outside of Renée Zellweger and her inner circle know what role Patrick Dempsey will be playing. Many fans can’t wait to find out.

People previously reported that Renée Zellweger, who gained an impressive thirty pounds to play the decidedly chubby, though completely adorable main character in the first two Bridget Jones movies, will be sporting a slimmer look in the third installment.

When we last saw Renée Zellweger don her Bridget Jones persona, she had accepted a marriage proposal by her longtime love and on-again off-again boyfriend, Mark Darcy (played by Colin Firth).

New photos have just been released showing Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth appearing together on set, which is a relief to fans everywhere who barracked for Mark Darcy to finally win Renée Zellweger’s character’s heart.

We are not quite sure of the details of the third film, and how much time has passed between the second film and the third, but we do know that Renée Zellweger’s character is extremely pregnant, and that Hugh Grant’s character, Daniel Cleaver, will not be seen again.

Patrick Dempsey’s role co-starring with Renée Zellweger came as a complete surprise to many fans, with the announcements made by Dempsey himself on his Instagram account.

As Entertainment Weekly reported, Dempsey seems to be enjoying his time on the Bridget Jones set so far.

“Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with! A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewood Studios. I really like it here!”

Also a relief for fans of the previous two films in the Bridget Jones franchise, Renée Zellweger has been seen shooting scenes with on-screen best friends Shazza and Tom, played by Sally Phillips and James Callas, respectively. It is not yet known whether Jude is set to make an appearance in this latest film.

Details on the film are still very much under lock and key, and the slow release of photos taken on set only makes Renée Zellweger’s fans desperate for more. Bridget Jones’s Baby is set for release in September, 2016.

[Photo by UniversalPicturesUK/Twitter]