bridget jones, bridget jones's baby, renee zellwegerAt long last, production has started on the oft-delayed threequel to "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Bridget Jones's Baby." Now, fans have their first image from the flick to decipher.

Of course, there really isn't too much to gather from the shot, which features titular star Renee Zellweger smiling and clutching an iPad. Might Bridge be eschewing her paper diary for an electronic format in the new film?

Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps for now, though Empire reports that this film won't follow the storyline of author Helen Fielding's third "Jones" book, "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy." Fans may remember that that 2013 tome famously and cruelly killed off the beloved Mark Darcy (played to perfection by Colin Firth in the flicks), leaving Bridget to raise their two children alone.

Instead, Empire says, "Bridget Jones's Baby" (the current working title, though that may change) will take inspiration from some of Fielding's columns, and is rumored to take place soon after the events of "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," when Darcy proposes to Bridget. The script was written in part by Fielding and David Nicholls ("Far From The Madding Crowd").

Patrick Dempsey is also set to star in the film, which will sadly be without rakish rogue Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) this time around. There's no word yet on just who Dempsey will play, though we expect he and Firth will butt heads at some point during the proceedings.

"Bridget Jones's Baby" is due sometime next fall. Check out the full photo below.

[via: Empire]

Photo credit: Empire

Bridget Jones's Diary
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An outrageous British woman (Renée Zellweger) falls for two men (Colin Firth, Hugh Grant). Read More

November 5, 2016
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