Working Title has confirmed there will be a third installment in the Bridget Jones series starring Renee Zellweger. The British producer also attached Cate Blanchett for a lead role in director Joe Wright's Indian Summer.
According to Variety, the untitled third Bridget Jones pic, which is still in its early stages and probably won't go into production until the end of next year, will see Zellweger reprise her role as a British publishing exec struggling to find love.
It will likely be based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper the Independent in which Bridget, now in her 40s, attempts to have a baby before it's too late.
Working Title co-toppers Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan have yet to set a writer or director.
Meanwhile, Blanchett will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in Indian Summer, based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann, about the last days of Britain's colonial rule of India in 1947.
As previously announced, Fellner and Bevan will produce alongside Hilary Bevan Jones. William Nicholson (Gladiator) is penning the screenplay. Production is set to begin next year.