This Article is From Mar 01, 2011

Renee Zellweger on board third 'Bridget Jones'

Renee Zellweger on board third 'Bridget Jones'

Highlights

  • Hollywood star Renee Zellweger has signed up the third film in the Bridget Jones series after being assured that she won't have to pile on the pounds.
  • The follow-up to Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which tells the story of wine-loving 30-something singleton who eventually finds love, has been discussed for some time.
  • Now that the 41-year-old actress has been told she will not have to gain weight like she did in the first two, she has agreed to be on board, reported Sun online.
  • "Renee had no reservations about saying yes once she found out she wouldn't have to get fat. She hated having to do that in the last two films," said a source.
London: Hollywood star Renee Zellweger has signed up the third film in the Bridget Jones series after being assured that she won't have to pile on the pounds.

The follow-up to Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which tells the story of wine-loving 30-something singleton who eventually finds love, has been discussed for some time.

Now that the 41-year-old actress has been told she will not have to gain weight like she did in the first two, she has agreed to be on board, reported Sun online.

"Renee had no reservations about saying yes once she found out she wouldn't have to get fat. She hated having to do that in the last two films," said a source.

Besides Zellweger reprising her role as Bridget, Oscar winner Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, who play her love interests Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver respectively, are also set to sign up and scriptwriters are planning a big twist between the three main characters.

"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," the source added.