Father of the Bride is an absolute classic and one of our all time favorite wedding movies. If you, like us, have watched this film over and over again, we’ve got some exciting news. According to Entertainment Tonight there is going to be a Father of the Bride remake with a Latinx cast.
Actor and director Andy Garcia, best known for his roles in The Untouchables, Ocean’s 11, and The Godfather franchise, will star in a role comparable to Steve Martin’s George Banks in the upcoming movie, which is set to be directed by Gaz Alazraki.
"I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story," said Garcia in a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight. "I commend Warner Bros. for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created. I am looking forward to my collaboration with our talented director Gaz Alazraki and producers Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner from Plan B."
The new movie will be written by Matt Lopez and produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B Entertainment with Garcia also serving as executive producer. The remake will remain true to the original film and tell the story of a "father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family," according to Entertainment Tonight.
The original Father of the Bride, written by Nancy Meyers, is approaching it’s 30th anniversary, and in September 2020, the original cast reunited via Zoom for a short film Father of the Bride 3. To celebrate 25 years since the sequel premiered, the mini-installment supported World Central Kitchen’s efforts to feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.