Last year, reports emerged that Renee Zellweger was set to reprise her beloved role as the charming single woman in the latest installment of the popular Bridget Jones franchise.
However, according to sources at The Sun, the 54-year-old actress is facing a limited timeframe to film the movie, and the ongoing production strike is posing a significant hurdle.
This predicament has become a source of concern for the film’s executives, who had invested substantial time in getting all the pieces in place for Bridget Jones 4, only to now find its future in jeopardy due to the strike.
An insider revealed to the publication, “It’s a nightmare for film bosses.
It’s taken ages to get everyone on board with Bridget Jones 4 and now the strike means it’s in jeopardy.
Renee is one of the biggest names in Hollywood so has already signed up for multiple films in the coming years.
She only had a tight window to shoot Bridget and the strike means she could totally miss it.”
The Bridget Jones films, launched in 2001 and adapted from the bestselling novel “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” have achieved remarkable success, amassing nearly £1 billion at the global box office.
The initial installment also earned Zellweger an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
The franchise’s most recent release, “Bridget Jones’ Baby,” hit the screens seven years ago, portraying Bridget’s journey through pregnancy and her quest to determine the father of her child.
Helen Fielding, the author of the Bridget Jones novels, confirmed her involvement in the fourth film in October of the previous year.
She stated that the upcoming installment would draw inspiration from her 2013 book “Mad About the Boy.”
Expressing her enthusiasm, Fielding mentioned, “Yes, I’m working on it and I really hope it will happen.
Every film that gets made is a miracle – it’s really difficult to make films happen and to make them good.
But I’d love to see it on the screen.”
As the anticipation for Bridget Jones 4 grows, the production team faces the challenge of navigating the intricate landscape of film production, hoping to overcome the obstacles posed by the ongoing strike and deliver another installment that captivates audiences around the world.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn