The iconic romantic comedy is making a comeback with the original star reportedly on board a fourth instalment.

Hold onto your play bunny ears - 'Bridget Jones 4' is in the works.

Renée Zellweger is reportedly on board a fourth entry in the franchise, which is based on the popular novels by Helen Fielding. The author has confirmed that she is currently adapting her 2013 book 'Mad About The Boy' for the big screen and hopes that everything will come together for another entry in the popular film series.

She told Radio Times: "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."

The last we saw of the self-deprecating hoot, which was six years ago in 'Bridget Jones's Baby', the mid-40s arrived with a bang and some exciting baby news. Bridget ended up giving birth to a baby boy by the end of the film, and married Colin Firth's Mark Darcy whom she's been *ding dong* romantically linked to since setting eyes on him and his wonderful Christmas jumper.

Fielding's 'Bridget Jones 4', however, might not see Firth return. The original novel takes place four years after the tragic death of Mark Darcy, and follows Bridget as she manages her life as a single parent looking for love, once again, around the age of 50.

While it's uncertain which of the secondary cast could be returning for 'Bridget Jones 4', it seems unimaginable that the film could be in development without Renée Zellweger on board. The actor told Vanity Fair in 2021 that she'd love to revisit the character one more time: "Man, I'd love the experience of revisiting her. I love her. I just think she's so much fun. She's the best. Sure, if I got invited to do that, that sounds like fun."

Now that Hugh Grant is back in the acting game, and since he skipped out on 'Bridget Jones's Baby', could he be back to play Daniel Cleaver for what will likely be the franchise's final movie? Here's hoping.