Renée Zellweger to Return for ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’ With Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson

Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary
Courtesy of Working Title

Two-time Oscar winner Renée Zellweger is set to return to one of her most beloved roles in Universal Pictures’ and Working Title’s “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy,” an adaptation of Helen Fielding’s best-selling novel.

Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson are confirmed to return alongside franchise newcomers Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “Love, Actually”) and Leo Woodall (“The White Lotus,” “One Day”).

The film will be directed by Michael Morris (“To Leslie,” “Better Call Saul”). The three “Bridget Jones” films (2001’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” 2004’s “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” and 2016’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby”) have been massively successful, bringing in more than $760 million at the worldwide box office.

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy will debut in cinemas internationally and on Peacock in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day 2025.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Jo Wallett will produce through Working Title Films, and Amelia Granger and Sarah-Jane Wright will executive produce for Working Title Films. Helen Fielding will also executive produce the project. Miramax is co-financing.

Senior executive VP of production development Erik Baiers and creative executive of production development Jacqueline Garell will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. Numerous London Screen Academy trainees will be working on the project across several departments.

For her role in the original 2001 film, Zellweger earned her first Academy Award nomination. “Mad About the Boy” marks Grant’s return to the film series after his character, Daniel Cleaver, was presumed dead (and later revealed to be alive) in “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”

Zellweger is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and imPRint. Grant is repped by CAA and The Lede Company. Thompson is repped by Hamilton Hodell and CAA. Ejiofor is repped by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the U.K. and CAA in the U.S. Legal is Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP. Woodall is repped by The Gersh Agency, Hamilton Hodell, Anonymous Content, R&CPMK and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Morris is repped by UTA and Erik Hyman of Paul Hastings LLP. Fielding is repped by United Talent Agency, Independent Talent, Aitken Alexander, and Karon Maskill PR.

From Variety US