British Production Company Working Title is going to be busy in the near future. Rumor has it that the third installment of the hit series Bridget Jones starring the always talented Renee Zellweger has been confirmed and they will also be developing Joe Wright’s previously announced film, Indian Summer, starring Cate Blanchett.
Zellweger will have to gain weight again in order to reprise one of the most known roles in her career as Bridget Jones, the British Publishing exec with weight issues and trouble finding love. Her character is now in her 40′s and after her engagement to Mark in the second movie, Bridget is struggling to have a baby before her biological clock ticks out. This is likely based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper the Independent.
The movie will probably not go into production until the end of next year. No writer or director has been confirmed as of yet, nor have they come up with a title. So how does the star of the movie feel about the excess pounds she will have to put on for the movie? According to Aceshowbiz.com she said:
“If it were to happen, then the least of my concerns would be putting the weight on again…I’ve said it before: I like it when I look a little more voluptuous.”
In Working Title’s next big film, Indian Summer, Blanchett will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten. The film is based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann, about the last days of Britain’s colonial rule of India in 1947. Working Title co-toppers Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce this movie along with Hilary Bevan Jones. William Nicholson is writing the screenplay. Filming should begin next year.
Which movie are you more excited about? Who do you think is a better actress, Zellweger or Blanchett?