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Here comes the groom.
Diego Boneta, the Mexican star who portrayed Latin icon Luis Miguel in Netflix’s biography series, has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’ remake of Father of the Bride.
Boneta’s casting further strengthens a call sheet filled with a cross-generational who’s-who of American Latino actors. Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona and Isabela Merced are already on board.
Like previous iterations of Bride, which includes a Spencer Tracy-fronted 1950 movie and the Steve Martin-starring 1991 feature, the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with his daughter’s nuptials. The latest take, however, will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban American family.
Boneta will be the man getting ready to marry Arjona’s character. Garcia and Estefan are the parents, while Merced is the second daughter.
Gaz Alazraki, who helmed Club de Cuervos, is directing the feature, which goes before cameras in May.
Matt Lopez wrote the script for the update, which is being produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, the banner behind acclaimed drama Minari.
Boneta can next be seen in New Order (Nueva Orden), a dystopian drama that was much-acclaimed on the festival circuit in 2020 and won two awards at the Venice Film Festival. Neon is releasing the movie this month. The actor, who also appeared in Terminator Dark Fate, has season two of Luis Miguel out now.
He is repped by UTA, Grandview, COLOüRSCMX and Hansen Jacobson.
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