Yesterday we reported on a story from NikkiFinke that Disney was working on a third film in the Father Of The Bride franchise, with the film set to revolve around a gay wedding.
While the original story suggested Steve Martin was set to star, the actor himself suggests otherwise. He took to Twitter to say, ‘So excited to read I’m doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven’t seen a script or been offered the role!’
The 1991 Father Of The Bride and its 1995 sequel followed Martin’s George Banks as he gave away his daughter and then had to learn to accept that she was now a woman. The third instalment was said to shift the focus to his son, Matty (originally played by Kieran Culkin), who’s now 29 and lets his parents know he intends to marry the son of a Navy SEAL.
It’s now difficult to say whether the film exists at all, or whether it’s just saying that Martin is involved is premature. Nikki Finke left Deadline, the website she founded, under rather acrimonious circumstances last year, saying she was going to build a new site that would leave her old one in the dust. However the insider exclusives that made Deadline both loved and hated by Hollywood have been rather thin on the ground for her new site, so she may have been jumping the gun here.