Haaaay McDreamy: Patrick Dempsey Joins ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason made its debut over 10 years ago, back in 2004. If you've been wondering how Bridget and her love Mark Darcy have been faring (and you didn't read Helen Fielding's 2013 sequel, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy), GOOD NEWS: A new film's on the way. In even better news for Grey's Anatomy fans, Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast.
Rumors of a new Bridget installment started a year ago, and now Universal Pictures has confirmed that the movie will start filming in October 2 in the U.K., according to E!. There's no word yet on what Dempsey's role will be, but given that fact that Hugh Grant isn't returning, there's a chance he'll play the new mischievous rival for Bridget's affections. Grant dismissed the idea of playing a modern-day Daniel Cleaver in a 2014 interview with The Independent, saying, "I do think that if it was just me and a girl batting our eyelids at each other in a full-out romantic comedy, I would look a little sinister and weird at the age of 54."
Sharon McGuire, who directed Bridget Jones's Diary, will return for the third film — Beeban Kidron directed the less well-received Edge of Reason. Author Helen Fielding herself co-wrote the screenplay. Colin Firth will return too, which is great news since (SPOILER, SPOILER AHEAD for a two-year-old book, you've been warned) Mad About the Boy finds Bridget a single mother after Mark Darcy dies.
Grey's Anatomy returns without Derek Shepherd on September 24 — but now Patrick Dempsey fans know one place they'll see more of him.
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