Bridget Jones Baby is broadcast tonight on M6. The opportunity to take stock of the potential sequel to the saga carried by Renée Zellweger.
Released in our theaters in October 2016, Bridget Jones Baby, the third opus in the cult saga carried by Renée Zellweger, is broadcast this evening on M6.
The first film in the trilogy not to be adapted from a Helen Fielding novel (but she co-wrote the screenplay with Emma Thompson and Dan Mazer), the feature film grossed $212 million at the international box office (against $281 million for The Diary of Bridget Jones released in 2001 and 265 million greenbacks for The Age of Reason released in 2004.
In this third installment, Bridget has broken up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and finds herself single again at the age of 40. More focused on her career and her friends than on her love life, the heroine lives the situation well until she meets Jack (Patrick Dempsey) and finds Mark… Then discovers that she is pregnant . But from whom?
If this opus is not adapted from a book by Helen Fielding, it nevertheless fits perfectly into the timeline of the saga since in the third novel entitled Bridget Jones : Very lazy (published in 2013), the 53-year-old heroine is a widow and mother of 2 children. Having become a follower of social networks, she tries to juggle between her work, her life as a mother and her life as a woman.
A fourth film, adapted this time from the book, would therefore make sense and Renée Zellweger is also up for it. The American actress affirmed again last April her desire to find the character who made her famous. She confided to Jess Cagle on the show SiriusXM : “I would so love to find her. It’s fun because she’s very funny. I love embodying it. I laugh every day on the sets of these films. I see no reason to say no if the opportunity arises.”
A 4th film in writing
And the opportunity should soon arise since last December the novelist and screenwriter Helen Fielding announced to Radio Timesto be working on the script for a fourth film.
” I’m working on it and I really hope it happens. Every movie made is a miracle – it’s really hard to make movies and make them good. But I would love to see it on screen.”.
To be continued !