Renee Zellweger was said to have had reservations about signing up to a third film as she was reluctant to gain weight as with the previous offerings, but has reportedly been told that she won’t have to pile on the pounds this time.
According to The Sun, the film will acknowledge the new slim-line Bridget, by featuring her in the opening scenes smugly stepping on the scales after reaching her ideal weight.
Both man-of-the-moment Colin Firth and Hugh Grant – aka Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver – are also set to reprise their roles, with a source saying: “”Colin is really keen on a third film. He thinks it will be a great flick to get his teeth into after all the success with The King’s Speech, as it’s so different. He’s getting very excited about the idea of marriage and kids in the script now all the characters are older.”
Firth told the BBC earlier this month: “I think the idea of Mark and Daniel and Bridget in advanced stages of deterioration could be quite fun. We’re making a comedy after all.”
With plot ideas still being mooted around, the scriptwriters are said to be planning a big twist between the three main characters, which could see Bridget pregnant but unsure of the father.
Sounds like an OAP style rematch of Mark vs. Daniel could be a reality…