The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel Bridget Jones’s Baby is finally here and it’s got everything that fans of the Bridget Jones’s series are looking for — female empowerment paired with comedic self-doubt, old-fashioned romance paired with bumbling pratfalls and of course, handsome men paired with more handsome men.
Renée Zellweger (and her stellar English accent) is back as the endearingly uncoordinated Bridget Jones, who, unlike in previous installments, is embracing her single-girl status as she enters her 40s. She’s got a great television job, she’s (somewhat) handling the awkward situation with her ex, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and she’s met a devilishly good looking man named Jack (Patrick Dempsey).
Everything, finally, seems to be falling into place in her usually dysfunctional life. That is, until she finds out she’s pregnant. And, even worse, she doesn’t know who the father is. Is it Mark’s or Jack’s?
In typical Bridget fashion, she impulsively leads both men to believe they’re the father to avoid dealing with the hard truth. What follows is yet another series of ridiculous and reckless antics.
Once again directed by Sharon Maguire, the romantic comedy also brings back Jim Broadbent and Gemma Jones as Bridget’s lovingly clueless parents, alongside Ed Sheeran making his big screen debut, as well as the always hilarious Emma Thompson as a frustrated obstetrician caught in the middle of Bridget’s baby daddy drama.
Bridget Jones’s Baby hits theaters on September 16.