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Patrick Dempsey Is Going To Be In 'Bridget Jones 3'

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WARNING: Contains Grey's Anatomy spoilers

For some weeks now, the ghost of McDreamy (AKA Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Derek Shepherd) has been roaming the earth like a lost soul. But he need wander no more, because Patrick Dempsey has just landed a HUGE film role… in Bridget Jones 3.

Yes, Patrick "dream-eyes" Dempsey (as we like to call him) is reportedly in final negotiations to star in Bridget Jones's Baby, the sequel to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. It's though that the film will be based on columns written by author Helen Fielding, NOT on her third novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, according to Deadline.

When we spoke to Hugh Grant last October, he revealed that his involvement in a third movie was a bit of a "thorny area" and that there were "long battles" with the filmmakers over whether it should go ahead.

"They did have a script and it was all ready to go into production, but I always said I don't think it is ready and we had long battles. But I think they are going to go ahead and make one anyway, without me."

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Hugh then confirmed that Daniel Cleaver was NOT going to be making an appearance and that he wouldn't be involved. "I am definitely not in, I'm out."

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With Renee Zellweger set to return as Bridget and Colin Firth back as Mark Darcy, does this mean Patrick Dempsey will be filling the arrogant love-rival role? Either way, fingers crossed it involves him donning a doctor's coat again. We can dream.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.