It's finally here!
It's been 11 years since Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason -- the sequel to 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary -- hit theaters in 2004, and now the third film in the franchise is finally under way. Universal released the first image from Bridget Jones's Baby on Friday, which shows a more modern Bridget trading in her trusty paper diary for an iPad.
"Bridget Jones's Baby has started filming," the surprise tweet reads.
'Bridget Jones's Baby' has started filming. pic.twitter.com/3bNvb3uNt9— UniversalPicturesUK (@universaluk) October 2, 2015
Details from the highly anticipated film have been sparse, but the plot definitely isn't following writer Helen Fielding's latest novel from the series, Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, which -- SPOILER ALERT!!!! -- killed off Mark Darcy to the outrage of plenty of fans. Instead, the title suggests the film will focus on Bridget's adjustment to being a new mom.
Aside from 46-year-old Zellweger, 55-year-old Colin Firth is set to reprise his dashing role as Bridget's husband, Mark Darcy. Sadly, Hugh Grant will not be back as Bridget's ex-boyfriend, playboy Daniel Cleaver.
"I decided not to do it, but I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel," Grant, 55, confirmed in an interview with Free Radio in the West Midlands last October. "The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
Patrick Dempsey is also appearing in the film, though which character he will play is still unknown.
Bridget Jones's Baby is set to hit theaters on Sept. 16, 2016.
Zellweger made headlines last October, when she made an appearance at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration looking almost completely unrecognizable. "I'm glad folks think I look different!" she told People in response to all the plastic surgery accusations. "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."