The official trailer has arrived for Father of the Bride, a Latin-focused reboot of the 1991 Steve Martin comedy and a new adaptation of the 1949 book of the same name by Edward Streeter.
Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan play Billy and Ingrid, respectively, a Cuban-American married couple who are surprised when their eldest daughter, Sofia (Adria Arjona), returns home for a visit with some big news: she’s proposed to her boyfriend, Adan (Diego Boneta), and plans to have a quick-turnaround wedding so that they can start a new life together in Mexico, where Adan’s family is from. Billy isn’t exactly pleased with the news. It’s also a complicated time, seeing as Billy and Ingrid have plans to end their marriage. They decide to delay telling the family their plans and play the loving couple while the wedding plans come together. Of course, things can’t go smoothly. The father of the bride wants to call the shots, and matters are complicated further with the arrival of Adan’s father, Hernan (Pedro Damián), who arrives with his own traditions and family pride in tow.
The film is directed by Gaz Alazraki, making his second feature film following well-received 2013 Mexican comedy The Noble Family. Alazraki also served as director, writer and executive producer on Netflix series Club de Cuervos. The screenplay was written by Matt Lopez, whose credits include Disney films Race to Witch Mountain, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Bedtime Stories.
The remake and reboot terms can, understandably, be fuel for eye-rolls, but this looks like it has enough differences in play to make for a harmless, feel-good comedy of its own, with its heart in the right place. We’ll see.
Father of the Bride, also starring Isabela Merced and Chloe Fineman, will be streaming on HBO Max from June 16th.