‘The Untouchables,’ ‘The Godfather 3’ and ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ actor Andy Garcia has signed up to play the lead in the Latinx reboot of ‘The Father of the Bride’.
Said to be more of a rom-com than the previous versions, the film will 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.
This will be the third time the story has been told and this latest version will be more like the original than the Steve Martin 1991 version.
“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. “
Mexican filmmaker, Gaz Alazraki has been set to take the helm on the project for Warner Bros and Plan B. Matt Lopez will pen the script.
Dede Garner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B Entertainment. Garcia will exec produce.