Working Title has confirmed that it is developing a third installment of the “Bridget Jones” series starring Renée Zellweger, says Variety. The company has also attached Cate Blanchett to star in helmer Joe Wright’s Indian Summer.
The untitled third “Bridget Jones” film, which is still in its early stages and probably won’t go into production until the end of next year, will see Zellweger reprise her role as a British publishing executive struggling to find love.
It will likely be based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper The Independent in which Bridget, now in her 40s, attempts to have a baby before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, Blanchett will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in Indian Summer, based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann, about the last days of Britain’s colonial rule of India in 1947.
William Nicholson (Gladiator) is penning the screenplay with filming set to begin next year. Universal Pictures will distribute.