Universal Pictures
Michael Miller
October 02, 2015 06:30 PM

The wait is almost over!

Renée Zellweger has begun production on Bridget Jones’s Baby, according to a Tweet from Universal on Friday, which also included the first image of the actress in character.

Bridget Jones’s Baby has started filming,” the studio captioned.

The announcement comes right on schedule, with Universal confirming to PEOPLE last month that production would begin in the U.K. on Oct. 2.

Zellweger has been in town for at least a couple weeks, and was spotted running errands around London on Sept. 15.

While the plot of the film is a closely guarded secret, we do know that McDreamy (AKA Patrick Dempsy) has joined the cast and Colin Firth is back on board to reprise his role as Darcy.

PEOPLE has also learned that the new movie will once again draw from Helen Fielding’s writings, and will take place between Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason and her 2013 book Mad About the Boy.

Bridget Jones’s Baby is set to hit theaters Sept. 16, 2016.

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