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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 and Leo Woodall.

The film will be directed by Michael Morris (“To Leslie,” “Better Call Saul”). The three “Bridget Jones” films have been massively successful, bringing in more than $760 million to-date 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. 

Senior Executive Vice President 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 (LSA) trainees will be working on the project across a multitude of departments.

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 UK and CAA in the US. 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.

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