Following McDreamy’s exit from Grey’s Anatomy, it seems that Patrick Dempsey can’t quite shake the love of romantic ‘dramedy’ type projects just yet.
Deadline reports that the actor is in final negotiations to join the cast of Bridget Jones’s Baby.
The much-anticipated third installment of the franchise will see Renee Zellweger reprise her role as the unlucky and general mishap prone publishing executive. As Bridget enters her 40s, she finds herself unexpectedly expecting.
Most other plot details are being kept quiet and Patrick’s role has not yet been identified. The father of Bridget’s baby is also unknown, for now.
Seeing as Colin Firth will be returning to play love interest Mark Darcy, we know of at least two possible fathers to be named by the end of the film.
While Hugh Grant will not be returning, Sharon Maguire, who directed the original Bridget Jones will be back at the helm this time around.
The story is believed to be based on columns written by the creator of the series Helen Fielding, not her latest novel Mad About The Boy.
This latest addition to the franchise is shaping up to be quite star packed. This summer the news came that Ed Sheeran would also be featuring in the film. He is not going to be another of Bridget’s possible love interests however, although who knows.
Instead it was announced that Ed Sheeran’s hugely successful Croke Park gigs would be featured in the film. The Irish Sun reported that scenes were shot using Renée’s body double sitting on a mystery man’s shoulder.
Just who could the mystery man be we wonder.