Here comes the bride…and she’s being given away by Andy Garcia. The Oscar-nominated actor has been cast to star in a Latino version of the film Father of the Bride. Garcia will also be an executive producer on the project.
The 1991 version of the dramedy starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton was a remake of a 1950s version starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. The earlier film landed Tracy an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor. The film also earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
According to Deadline, the new movie will be more of a romantic comedy than previous versions and center around a Cuban American family getting ready for their daughter’s wedding. It’s also being reported that the film will be closer to the 1950 film than the one from 1991.
“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 in a statement. “I commend Warner Bros. for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.”
Mexican director Gaz Alazraki (TV Club de Cuevos) will direct the feature. Screenwriter Matt Lopez has been tapped to write the script. Lopez has three screenplays under his belt—Bedtime Stories, Race to Witch Mountain and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Garcia earned an Oscar nomination for his role in 1991’s The Godfather: Part III. He recently had a cameo in the comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. His next projects on the slate include Big Gold Brick with Oscar Isaac and the TV series Rebel opposite Katey Sagal.