First off, let me just say “Hurrah!” for the third installment of my favorite franchise (more so the books, because the movie version Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason was slightly crap. Love the first film, though).
Second, the movie doesn’t appear to follow the same storyline as Helen Fieldings’ book, Bridget’s Jones: Mad About The Boy. This may well be because of Mark Darcy’s fate in the book would have deterred audiences from seeing a movie version.
Instead, the first trailer from the Daily Mail shows Bridget (Renee Zellweger) caught between Darcy (Colin Firth) and a dreamy American, played by Patrick Dempsey.
Bridg finds herself knocked up, and isn’t 100% exactly who the father is.
Emma Thompson makes a brilliant cameo in the trailer, and according to the Mail, she was brought on to “rewrite” the first draft, which was originally written by Fielding and David Nicholls (One Day), but displeased the cast.
The rewrite worked, apparently.
“It’s kind of brilliant,” Zellweger told the Sunday Express. “None of the cast knows who fathered Bridget’s baby or who she’ll choose as her beau.”
Three different endings were shot, but not even the Oscar winner is in on which one was chosen.
“The plan is to keep us all in the dark, right up to the premiere.”
Pick Darcy! Pick Darcy!
Bridget Jones’s Baby hits theaters on September 16th, 2016.