The first trailer has just arrived for Bridget Jones’s Baby, the new film in the hugely popular rom-com series that sees Renee Zellwegger‘s much loved character returning to the big screen in over a decade.
The film follows the exploits of the perpetual singleton as she leads an exciting new lifestyle, but the ever looming presence of ex Mark Darcy and a new romantic interest mean complications are afoot when Bridget falls pregnant.
Here are six key things we know about the film:
It’s only loosely based on Helen Fielding’s book
That book being Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy. As the trailer reveals, Colin Firth’s Mark Darcy makes a return – which is a slight departure from the book, in which Darcy is stone cold dead.
This suggests a loose adaptation of the book, and we’re sure those who have already perused the novel might not get exactly what they expect come September.
Hugh Grant won’t be making a return
Despite a cast of returning faces including Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, James Callis, and Sally Phillips, the one time Daniel Cleaver won’t be making a comeback.
Sorry news for fans of the actor, but never fear, there could be a worthy replacement…
Don’t fret! There’s a new Hugh Grant in town
In the form of Patrick Dempsey, who crops up in the new movie as the charming Jack Qwant.
Dempsey, who’s had big roles in everything from Grey’s Anatomy to, erm… Transformers, has led something of a double life in his time in TV and film. From awkward charmer in comedy films of the late 80s and early 90s, his latter day television hunk persona has seen him cast in a number of romantic comedies, so Bridget Jones’s Baby shouldn’t be too much of a stretch.
There’ll likely be cameos galore
Cameos seem to be be all the rage right now, especially in mid-level, Brit based comedy films.
The Absolutely Fabulous trailer dropped a few weeks ago, and with it an incomparable list of celebrity cameos, almost purposefully designed to distract from the naffness wafting across screen.
Hopefully Bridget Jones’s Baby won’t rely to heavily on them, but from the looks of bewildered Ed Sheerhan halfway through the trailer, we could be playing celebrity bingo before we know it.
The old team are back on board
We’ve already mentioned the host of old actors back on board to reprise their roles, but there’ll be some familiar faces behind the scenes too.
Sharon Maguire is back on directing duties, 15 years after she directed Jones’s big screen debut, so we’d expect this cinematic comeback to carry the same self-deprecating feel of those earlier films.
It’s been 12 years since we last saw Bridget on the big screen
Not surprising news to anyone with a calendar or the ability to count, but we felt so old at the fact that we felt it worthy of inclusion.
We’ll have to wait a little while longer to see it
Bridget Jones’s Baby is currently scheduled for a September UK release