A Bridget Jones follow-up could be on the cards teases Renée Zellweger

She's been on quite the journey

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She's been on quite the journey

Bridget Jones movie first graced the big screen in 2001, and has seen a number of follow-ups released.

Now 21 years after the debut film, a fourth movie is reportedly in the works with Renée Zellweger tipped to reprise her role as the titular character - and with a son.

We have long followed Bridget on her journey through life, following her relationship struggles and career, which are based off the novels of the same name.

The upcoming instalment will see Bridget navigate motherhood, after Bridget Jones' Baby saw her learn of her pregnancy and her attempts to discover who the father was, although the sequel almost never happened. 

A source told The Sun producers have been working on the next movie "secretly". Despite some naysayers believing the popular rom-com was over, filmmakers have insisted there is scope to keep the journalist's journey going.

The insider said: "There have been few more successful or more popular rom-coms than Bridget Jones over the last couple of decades, but everyone thought this one was done for good.

"However the producers always knew there was a huge market for another sequel when the right story was available, and this feels like the right time to tell it."

Producers have yet to confirm a release date for the fourth movie, but it has been teased it may be slated for release next year or 2024, after the last movie dropped in 2016.

The source continued: "It will be seven or eight years since the last movie by the time this one hits the big screen, and fans will be desperate to find out what happened. It’s a British classic."

Renée has remained tight lipped about the project, and while Hugh Grants character, Daniel Cleaver, was absent in the third Bridget Jones movie, it is believed his character could make a comeback, alongside Colin Firth's character Mark Darcy.

Maisie Bovingdon

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