Gloria Estefan is joining the bridal party alongside Adria Arjona and Andy Garcia for Warner Bros.’ remake of Father of the Bride.
“A resounding yes was my answer to the invitation to join my good friend, the incredibly talented Andy Garcia, for this new and wonderfully warm and funny incarnation of the classic, Father of the Bride!” Estefan said in a statement.
Gaz Alazraki, who helmed Club de Cuervos, has been tapped to direct the feature, which is being produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, the banner behind Oscar-nominated drama Minari.
“I’ve been a fan of director, Gaz Alazraki, since I saw his record-breaking comedy Nosotros Los Nobles and can’t wait to experience how he brings this amazing script by Matt Lopez to life,” the Grammy-winning singer added.
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 (Garcia) 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.
Arjona will play the bride. Kimberly Williams-Paisley played the part in the Martin version while Elizabeth Taylor played the role in the 1950 film.
Matt Lopez wrote the script for the Warner Bros. remake.