Bridget Jones's Baby trailer

Last we checked in with Bridget Jones in 2004’s The Edge of Reason, everyone’s favorite “wanton sex goddess” was getting engaged to the dreamy Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). In this fall’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, our girl, now in her 40s, finally seems to have it all: a great job, a handsome man, and even an adorable little bundle of joy on the way.

… Except that, in typical Bridget Jones fashion, the job’s a struggle, the handsome man is actually two handsome men, and she’s not quite sure which one is the father of that baby. Plus, her English accent seems kind of iffy — though that’s really Renee Zellweger‘s problem, not Bridget’s. Watch the first Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Bridget Jones

Over a decade after we last saw her, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) will return next year in Bridget Jones’s Baby. And in typical Bridget form, she finds herself in another romantic quandary: she’s pregnant, and not entirely sure who the father is. Her on-again, off-again beau Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) is still in the picture, but so is a charming billionaire named Mark Qwant (Patrick Dempsey).

It’s a tough situation to be in, but it’s hard to feel too bad for Bridget. Not every single gal gets the opportunity to choose between Pride & Prejudice‘s Mr. Darcy and Grey’s Anatomy‘s McDreamy, after all. In fact, the love triangle looks downright cuddly in the first images from the sequel. Get your Bridget Jones Baby first look after the jump.  Read More »

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There was a time when it was tough to avoid seeing Renée Zellweger at the multiplex, but these days you couldn’t find her if you tried. She hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010’s My Own Love Song, which despite being Olivier Dahan’s follow-up to La vie en rose flew mostly under the radar. The occasional Bridget Jones’s Baby update aside, her name has seldom cropped up over the past few years.

But now she’s eyeing a return to the big screen, and her plans this time are more ambitious than ever. Zellweger is set to star in and make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 Minutes, a comedy based on the life and comedy of stand-up Dov Davidoff. Johnny Knoxville is attached to play the lead. More after the jump.

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An Insidious sequel has been all but inevitable ever since the film grossed $97 million worldwide on a $1.5 million budget, putting cartoon dollar signs in studio execs’ eyes. We got our first sign that the wheels were in motion when Sony locked down related domain names like insidious2movie.com late last year, and now things are officially moving forward. Director James Wan and scribe Leigh Whannell are in talks to return for a new Insidious film, with Jason Blum set to produce. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli, and Steven Schneider will executive produce.

There’s no word yet on whether stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles for the sequel. But for what it’s worth, Wilson apparently likes working with Wan — the two are already planning to reunite for a different horror project, formerly titled The Conjuring. No plot details for Insidious 2 (or whatever it’ll be called) have been revealed at this time, though the first film’s ending could easily serve as a setup for a follow-up.

After the jump, Bridget Jones’s Baby hits a speed bump but plans to soldier on.

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Two months ago, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig decided he didn’t want to helm the third Bridget Jones movie, leaving the project without a director. The film had a script and a star-studded returning cast, but was left in search of someone to give it a more “British sensibility.” That person has been found.

Peter Cattaneo, who most recently directed Rainn Wilson in The Rocker but also was Oscar-nominated for directing The Full Monty, will direct the third fil. The movie is now called…wait for it…. Bridget Jones’s Baby. There’s more after the break. Read More »

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Both Renee Zellweger‘s grocery store manager and nutritionist are having a very good day. They’re each sure to make a ton of money now that the Oscar-winner is going to have gain, and subsequently lose, weight for a third film playing Bridget Jones. Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Working Title Pictures is moving ahead with a third film in the series about an adorable English woman who is unlucky in love, though there’s no word if Paul Feig will actually direct as previously rumored.

The character, created by Helen Fielding, spawned two books and movies, both of which were international hits: Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001 and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2004. Read more about what the story could be after the jump. Read More »

The oversized success of Bridesmaids instantly turned Freaks & Geeks veteran Paul Feig into a big director in Hollywood. He’s already got possible foll0ow-up projects brewing, including one comedy that would see him working again with Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy. But his next film may not even be made in Hollywood, as one report says he’s in negotiations to make a third Bridget Jones film. Read More »

We’re mere days removed from the season four finale of Mad Men and show creator Matthew Weiner is already getting busy – but not with Don Draper. Word is that his directorial debut film, You Are Here (not to be confused with I’m Still Here or I’m Not There), is once again ramping up production with Jack Black, Matt Dillon and Renee Zellweger all attached to star. There’s also reportedly an offer out to Rachel McAdams. After the jump, we’ll tell you what the film is all about and more. Read More »