Forget Colin Firth and Hugh Grant; this American heartthrob could be Bridget Jones’ lover in new film

The third Bridget Jones movie is currently in the works - and it looks like our Bridge might’ve bagged herself a new Hollywood heartthrob…


by Kayleigh Dray |
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It’s been a whole year since we last heard anything about the third Bridget Jones film, in which Renee Zellweger will be reprising her role as the chain-smoking, diet-obsessed, 30-something.

But we already know that Hugh Grant, who played floppy-haired Daniel Cleaver in the first two films, won’t be coming back.

He said: “I decided not to do it, but I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel.”

Which means we’ll sadly have no more scenes like THIS to look forward to:


Colin Firth is thankfully going to be back to reprise his role as Mark Darcy - despite the fact that, in the third of Helen Fielding’s books, he is killed in a land-mine accident in Sudan.

But, whether this happens in the movie or not, it wouldn’t be a Bridget Jones film with just ONE heartthrob, would it?

Enter Patrick Dempsey.


According to Deadline, plot details are being kept under wraps, including which role Dempsey will be playing — although, as the title Bridget Jones’ Baby suggests, Bridget will find herself unexpectedly expecting.

This could mean that Doctor McDreamy could play her obstetrician - or maybe he will be starring as a new love interest, set to fight Colin Firth on the streets as Hugh Grant did before him.

Other sites are suggesting that the Hollywood star will be playing Bridget’s baby all grown up in flash-forward scenes - although this seems the most unlikely solution.

Either way, Sharon Maguire, who directed the first Bridget Jones movie in 2001, will be directing the upcoming threequel - and production on the long-awaited project is slated to begin in a few weeks.

Anyone else excited?

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