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Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia to star in new "rom-com" remake of Father Of The Bride

Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia in 2011
Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia in 2011
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According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is putting together an impressive cast for its latest attempt at remaking Father Of The Bride—and that’s with only a handful of people even cast so far. The new movie, which is being pitched as more of a “rom-com” version than the Steve Martin one and will be more in line with the Spencer Tracy original from 1950 anyway, will be about a “big, sprawling Cuban-American family.” Andy Garcia will be the eponymous father of the bride, with 6 Underground’s Adria Arjona playing the bride who has a father. Iconic singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan is now also in talks to play Garcia’s wife, with Deadline saying that the studio thought it would be a “long shot” to get her, but writer Matt Lopez’s script is apparently very good and she was reportedly interested in the idea of working with Garcia and director Gaz Alazraki.

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Deadline points out that this will only be Estefan’s third movie role ever, and in a very enthusiastic statement, she said that this new version of the story will be “wonderfully warm and funny.”