Bridget Jones returns to the big screen. Nine years after the last sequel “Bridget Jones’ Baby” (2016), “Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy” with Renée Zellweger (54) in her popular hit role is scheduled to hit theaters in February 2025. The production company Working Title Films announced this on Instagram.

Former co-stars Hugh Grant (63) and Emma Thompson (64) play alongside Zellweger, while Chiwetel Ejiofor (46) and Leo Woodall (27) are new additions. Brit Michael Morris (“To Leslie”) is on board as director.

The romantic comedy about the frustrated single woman Bridget Jones was an immediate big box office success in 2001 with “Chocolate for Breakfast”. The film was based on the book of the same name by British author Helen Fielding. A second film about the turbulent life of the anti-heroine followed in 2004, “Bridget Jones – On the Edge of Madness”. In it, Bridget once again stood between the two men Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Twelve years later, “Bridget Jones’ Baby” Part 3 was released in cinemas. Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) starred in this episode.

Fielding published another novel, “Mad About The Boy,” in 2014. Bridget Jones is now 51, mother of two children and widow.

Zellweger recently had great success with the drama “Judy,” in which she played the legendary show icon Judy Garland (1922-1969). The performance earned the Texan the Oscar for Best Actress in 2020. She received her first Oscar in 2004 for her supporting role in the civil war drama “On the Road to Cold Mountain.”