A Third ‘Father Of The Bride’ Movie May Be In The Works

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The 1991 movie “Father of the Bride” starring Diane Keaton and Steve Martin has come to be a modern-day rom-com classic. Actually a remake of a 1950 film by the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy, it was so popular that in 1995 it got a sequel. In “Father of the Bride Part II,” both mother and daughter end up pregnant at the same time. Now, a third installment is apparently in the works.

If you’re wondering what happened to George, Nina, Annie, Bryan and the rest of the gang, you’re about to find out!

“[Director] Charles Shyer wrote a script. I know there’s a script out there. And there’s talk,” George Newbern, who played Bryan Mackenzie in the first two films, told Us Weekly. “I don’t know how far it got but I’m sure most of the cast would be into it if the script was right. So maybe that’s just a question of that happening.”

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If you’re unfamiliar with the plot of the “Father of the Bride,” Martin plays George Banks, who is super-reluctant to see his daughter, Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), marry her fiance she met while studying abroad, Bryan.

Keaton plays voice-of-reason Nina, who is George’s wife and Annie’s mother. The star-studded cast also includes a young Kieran Culkin as kid brother Matty and Martin Short as over-the-top wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer.

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As for what his character would be up to today, Newbern has some ideas:

“I think Bryan MacKenzie would probably be a grandfather. They had a kid so he’s probably got a grandkid at this point, I think. Or at least close to it. Or his daughter would be getting married. He’s probably invested in a startup in the Silicon Valley because they are on the West Coast. And they probably live up in the Bay area. They got four kids. They need to shoot a third one. We need to do a third one. That would be great.”

Wow, sounds like we’ve got a whole potential plot right there! We hope this actually gets made.



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