Remakes and reboots continue to pop up on the slate for every major film studio. With Disney+ adapting films like Turner & Hooch and Universal developing a Twister reboot, classics will be reimagined for all-new audiences. As first reported by Collider, Warner Bros is currently developing a reboot to the 1991 comedy Father of the Bride with an all Latinx cast taking the lead.
Per the initial report, Matt Lopez is on-board to pen the film’s screenplay. Following work on other family films like Bedtime Stories and remakes like Race To Witch Mountain, Lopez appears to the perfect candidate for the adaptation. Moreover, Warner Bros. executives Paul Perez and Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project’s development. While no casting information is available at this time, the ensemble will consist of all Latinx actors and actresses.
Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, B. D. Wong, and Kieran Culkin. The film tells the story of a businessman who struggles with the notion of giving his daughter away at her impending wedding. The comedy earned $129 million at the box office and spawned a 1995 sequel titled Father of the Bride Part II. Moreover, the original cast will soon reunite for a Netflix special in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. However, the comedy itself is a remake. The original film, starring Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy, came out in 1950 and earned a bevy of Academy Award nominations. The story is originally based on the 1949 novel written by Edward Streeter.
Additionally, Warner Bros also has a number of films in various stages of development. The studio’s recent release, Tenet, has earned critical and commercial praise. Full Circle’s own Katie Gilstrap calls the film “a wonder of visual effect marvels” in her review of the film. The studio’s biggest upcoming releases Wonder Woman 1984 and Dune currently maintain December 2020 release dates but are likely to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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