New ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Trailer: Renée Zellweger Has Daddy Issues


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A new trailer has been released for Bridget Jones’s Baby, the third film in the comedy franchise starring Renée Zellweger.

The three-quel finds Bridget in a bit of a pickle, finding out she is pregnant, but without knowing who the father is. Is it her old flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or the dashing new American in her life, Jack (Patrick Dempsey)?

Fans of the first two successful adaptations, based on the books by Helen Fielding, should be keen to catch up with Zellwegger’s popular British character. Having Bridget Jones’s Diary director Sharon Maguire back at the helm certainly bodes well, and it’s interesting to note that co-star Emma Thompson is also credited as a co-writer. Time will tell if, twelve years after the second film, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, the target demographic turns up for another round.

Bridget Jones’s Baby will arrive in Australia on September 15 and hits the U.S. on September 16.

Synopsis for Bridget Jones’s Baby:

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Image: Universal Pictures
Image: Universal Pictures