So my mother told me today that they are going ahead with the third Bridget Jones movie. It will star Renee Zellweger (who looks very different these days), Colin Firth (yay!) and Patrick Dempsey, who will replace Hugh Grant, who dropped out of the project. I had thought they were dropping it after Hugh Grant left, so I'm looking forward to it. I think Patrick Dempsey is a good replacement. It's supposed to be about Bridget, married and pregnant ("which doesn't sound as fun," said my mother). But it will fill in the missing years between Bridget Book #2 and Bridget Book #3.
P.S. Apparently Patrick Dempsey is a new character, not a replacement.