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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Gets Due Date

Threequel starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth to premiere September 2016

Universal has given a Sept. 16, 2016 release date to “Bridge Jones’s Baby,” the romantic comedy sequel starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, the company announced Tuesday.

The third film in the popular series will feature Patrick Dempsey, while Hugh Grant, who starred in the first two films, will not return. Details of Dempsey’s role are being kept under wraps.

Working Title will produce with co-financing from Universal Pictures, Miramax and StudioCanal. The series is adapted from Helen Fielding’s novels about a hapless single woman who finds love in London.

The first two films, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” have earned a combined gross of over $513 million worldwide.