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06.16.2014

UPDATE: Steve Martin has taken to Twitter to refute any knowledge of the third FATHER OF THE BRIDE movie. While that doesn't mean it isn't happening, it certainly doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement.

Yet another mid-nineties film is getting a sequel two decades after the last one. This time it is FATHER OF THE BRIDE. The first two films were box office successes directed by Nancy Myers and starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Diane Keaton. The new film, FATHER OF THE BRIDE 3, will pick up twenty years after we last saw the birth of George Banks' new daughter and granddaughter.

But, according to Mikkie Finke, the twist for the new movie is that it will be a gay marriage.

Little Matty is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy SEAL’s son. Father of the bride George is "thunderstruck and speechless" and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina kicks him out of the house, according to the pitch which Disney loved.

Matty was played by Kieran Culkin in the first two films. Culkin is now in his early thirties and could conceivably play the same character if new director Charles Shyer (producer on the first films and Nancy Myers ex-husband) chose to go that route. This would certainly be a timely movie to make and may garner some criticism for the studio, Disney.

The first movie was a decent time at the movies, notable only because of Steve Martin's trademark manic personality which came out as his character got stressed out. Martin Short was also popular as a stereotypically gay wedding coordinator. No word on if he will return or if any other supporting cast will, either.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE 3 has no release or production date yet.

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Source: Nikki Finke

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8:46PM on 06/16/2014
I'm not too keen on Father of The Bride 3, but the premise does sound kind of interesting. Granted it's basically a reversed version of The Bircage, but I like Kieran Culkin as Scott Pilgrim's gay roommate and it feels like ages since I last saw Steve Martin on film.
I'm not too keen on Father of The Bride 3, but the premise does sound kind of interesting. Granted it's basically a reversed version of The Bircage, but I like Kieran Culkin as Scott Pilgrim's gay roommate and it feels like ages since I last saw Steve Martin on film.
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7:42PM on 06/16/2014
No. Just No.
No. Just No.
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7:22PM on 06/16/2014
I'd rather see Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor brought back from the dead and have them make a third movie of the original series - Zombie Father of the Ghost Bride. That would be a higher quality film than any crap Steve Martin puts out these days.
I'd rather see Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor brought back from the dead and have them make a third movie of the original series - Zombie Father of the Ghost Bride. That would be a higher quality film than any crap Steve Martin puts out these days.
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7:42PM on 06/16/2014
Just a side note to your comment about the original series: who ever though Father's Little Dividend was a good title?
Just a side note to your comment about the original series: who ever though Father's Little Dividend was a good title?
8:16PM on 06/16/2014
That title may not be very good but the film itself is still a fine sequel.
That title may not be very good but the film itself is still a fine sequel.
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6:51PM on 06/16/2014
Why do you hate us, God?
Why do you hate us, God?
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8:31PM on 06/16/2014
This made me laugh.
This made me laugh.
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6:49PM on 06/16/2014

No.

F*ck you Hollywood.
F*ck you Hollywood.
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5:17PM on 06/16/2014
90 minutes of I cant believe my son is gay? Seems unfunny and borderline offensive
90 minutes of I cant believe my son is gay? Seems unfunny and borderline offensive
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6:51PM on 06/16/2014
Borderline?
Borderline?
11:32PM on 06/16/2014
ok, maybe not so borderline, but benefit of the doubt that it could still be handled with care
ok, maybe not so borderline, but benefit of the doubt that it could still be handled with care
4:58PM on 06/16/2014

How could you post this article ...

... And not even get the info correct of who the director of the original films was? Shyer WAS the director of the first two. So is he directing the 3rd or is that info wrong?
... And not even get the info correct of who the director of the original films was? Shyer WAS the director of the first two. So is he directing the 3rd or is that info wrong?
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4:50PM on 06/16/2014
Charles Shyer directed the first two, not Nancy Myers
Charles Shyer directed the first two, not Nancy Myers
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4:39PM on 06/16/2014

OH BOY

Truth is, it would be nice to have a third film in this series but why would they go the gay route? I'm not against gay marriage but it seems like this movie is trying to cater to gay audiences in a silly way. The character of George Banks had ANOTHER daughter in the last film who'll be at the very least 20 years old by the time this movie comes out. So why not just focus on her marriage while maybe having a secondary plot line where Matty Banks happens to be gay. But to make it the focus of a
Truth is, it would be nice to have a third film in this series but why would they go the gay route? I'm not against gay marriage but it seems like this movie is trying to cater to gay audiences in a silly way. The character of George Banks had ANOTHER daughter in the last film who'll be at the very least 20 years old by the time this movie comes out. So why not just focus on her marriage while maybe having a secondary plot line where Matty Banks happens to be gay. But to make it the focus of a movie called FATHER OF THE BRIDE is ridiculous. Unless of course they call it FATHER OF THE GROOM and in that case, that's fine. Either way I'm totally seeing this movie.
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5:46AM on 06/18/2014
Yep, that's a sensible idea right there.....
Yep, that's a sensible idea right there.....
4:25PM on 06/16/2014
Worst part 3 idea since ghostbusters 3
Worst part 3 idea since ghostbusters 3
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3:54PM on 06/16/2014
Nothing like Hollywood exploiting the gay "issues" of our times
Nothing like Hollywood exploiting the gay "issues" of our times
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3:47PM on 06/16/2014
Sounds terrible.
Sounds terrible.
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3:32PM on 06/16/2014
Seems unnecessary. Not because of the gay marriage thing (though if the humor comes from stereotypical gay behavior like in "Chuck and Larry," I'll scream and tear my hair out), but because who on Earth wants this? Especially given Steve Martin's track record of late. Oh well, one never knows, it could be a surprising success. Not holding my breath for that, though.
Seems unnecessary. Not because of the gay marriage thing (though if the humor comes from stereotypical gay behavior like in "Chuck and Larry," I'll scream and tear my hair out), but because who on Earth wants this? Especially given Steve Martin's track record of late. Oh well, one never knows, it could be a surprising success. Not holding my breath for that, though.
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3:28PM on 06/16/2014
...ok...lmao...
...ok...lmao...
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3:01PM on 06/16/2014
Will never see this movie or even watch a trailer for it.
Will never see this movie or even watch a trailer for it.
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2:59PM on 06/16/2014

FOTB meets The Birdcage

I love me some Steve Martin and the FOTB movies were pretty damn fun if memory serves. Sounds like a fun premise. Bring it on, but the original cast (Martin Short, Diane Keaton, etc.) has to return.
I love me some Steve Martin and the FOTB movies were pretty damn fun if memory serves. Sounds like a fun premise. Bring it on, but the original cast (Martin Short, Diane Keaton, etc.) has to return.
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7:31PM on 06/16/2014
Are you on acid?
Are you on acid?
11:57AM on 06/17/2014
Yes.
Yes.
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