Andy Garcia will star as the lead in the film and also serve as an executive producer.

By Nashia Baker
March 22, 2021
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There are few wedding films as classic as Father of the Bride. It simultaneously makes us nostalgic and excited for our own weddings down the road. Now, fans of the movie will have another version to cherish and watch for years to come. According to Entertainment Tonight, a Latinx-focused remake is in the works: The new story will follow a "father coming to grips with his daughter's upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family."

Gaz Alazraki is set to direct, Matt Lopez will write, and Andy Garcia will star as the lead in this interpretation of the 1991 movie. "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," Garcia said. "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 original film, written by Nancy Meyers, debuted nearly three decades ago. In honor of its 30th anniversary, the cast reunited to create the short film Father of the Bride 3—and also shed light on a special cause in the process last September. "25 years later, the Banks family returns for a very special event to benefit World Center Kitchen," Netflix shared in a video message on Twitter.

Before the short film began, the streaming service shared clips from the original movie and its sequel, which premiered in 1995, so viewers could reacquaint themselves with the beloved characters. The third mini-installment of the movie series was set in 2020 as Nina, the mother of the bride in the film (played by Diane Keaton), started a Zoom call and connected with her family. "When [Meyers] said, 'What if we did one to help people in the pandemic get food?,' we said, 'That just sounds like a great idea,'" Steve Martin, the lead from the original series, said on the Today show before the short film.

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