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Hollywood is Making a Latinx Reboot of “Father of the Bride”–Here Is Our Dream Cast

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The internet lit up on Thursday when the news was announced that the classic ’90s movie “Father of the Bride” is going to be remade with a Latinx cast.

According to Deadline, the story will focus on “a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family”.

The remake is being written by writer Matt Lopez who was inspired to take on this project based on “the many epic Cuban weddings he has attended, some of which he’s still recovering from.”

With that said, here are our choices for an all-Latinx cast of “Father of the Bride”. Check out our dream choices below!

1. George Banks – Andy Garcia

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Although Andy Garcia is primarily known for his dramatic roles, we would love to see his take on the frazzled, overly-anxious father who is concerned about his daughter’s future, originated by Steve Martin. This Cuban-American actor has proved his chops in other comedies before, like “Book Club” and the “Mama Mia!” sequel.

2. Annie Banks – Cierra Ramirez

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Famous for her role in “The Fosters” and “Good Trouble”, Cierra Ramirez would bring the perfect blend of sass and innocence to the role of the young bride in this story. There’s something about her that makes you want to see her with a happy ending.

3. Nina Banks – Luna Velez

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Since the original actress (Diane Keaton) is such an icon, it would take an especially talented actress to fill the shoes of George’s long-suffering and patient wife, Nina. We would love to see the prolific and versatile Puerto Rican actress Luna Velez fill Keaton’s shoes.

4. Bryan MacKenzie – Anthony Ramos

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Anthony Ramos is fresh-faced and optimistic enough to fill the role of well-meaning groom-to-be, Bryan MacKenzie. Ramos’ star-power is well-documented. Not only was he a part of Hamilton’s original Broadway cast, but he played the lead role in the upcoming movie-musical “In the Heights“.

5. Matty Banks – Malachi Barton

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You might know Malachai Barton as the precocious child actor who has starred in both TV and movies. Recently, he even played Cousin Diego in the live-action version of “Dora The Explorer“. We think he’d be perfect as Annie’s troublemaking younger brother Matty Banks, originally played by Kieran Culkin.

6. Franck Eggelhoffer – Oscar Nunez

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In “Father of the Bride” the character of wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer arguably steals the movie with his comedic timing and hilarious one-liners. Fans of comedies like “The Office” and “The Proposal” know that Cuban-American comedian Oscar Nunez is one of the funniest people in the game. We would love Nunez make this whacky role his own.

7. Howard Weinstein – Faizon Love

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This may seem like a controversial casting decision, but we would love to see Cuban-American comedian Faizon Love take on the role of Franck Eggelhoffer’s energetic assistant (a role originated by legendary actor B.D. Wong). Anyone who has seen Love in “Elf” or “Couple’s Retreat” knows that he has the comedic ability to tackle any role.

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

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Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

RBD, Christian Chavez – “Tu Amor”

For many years, Christian Chavez has been outspoken about LGBTQ rights, and this time around he took the stage to deliver a speech about love being a universal right: “Faced with a world that is crumbling, how is it possible that there are still people who dare to question the right to love, the right to be yourself.”

Let Christian take you back to a crisp afternoon in 2006 with this beautiful live rendition of “Tu Amor.”

Chesca, Offset, De La Ghetto – “COMO TU (DIRTY)”

Chesca, Offset, and De La Ghetto take you to a futuristic Shibuya for the dirty version of “COMO TU“. The music video is packed with neon lights, dancers, and all three singers performing from rooftops.

Anthony Ramos – “Say Less

Let’s just say the music video speaks for itself. Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos recruited In The Heights co-star Melissa Barrera for this sultry music video. PS: Anthony’s sophomore album is on the way!

AISSA – “GUERRA”

In the words of Aissa: “HAGO MÚSICA AFRICANA EN ESPAÑOL,” and he’s doing a pretty great job at it. The influencer-turned singer/rapper released his new afrobeat single “GUERRA,” which comes accompanied by a music video filmed at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid.

Onell Diaz, Farruko – “Incompleto”

Just in time for Semana Santa, Onell Diaz and Farruko open up the music video for “Incompleto” with interview footage of your favorite Reggaeton artists: Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam and Arcangel, where all of them talk about how money and fame isn’t enough to fill the void. Farruko sings about feeling incomplete without God in his life.

Bad Milk, Beéle, Ovy On The Drums – “Angelito”

Ovy On The Drums’ protégé Bad Milk is ready to take the music scene with this collab with Beelé. The three Colombian artists make the music video feel like an acoustic session.

Sech – “911 (Acústico)”

Since we’re talking acoustic! As we prepare for the release of his new album ’42’, Sech shows off his vocal ability delivering a beautiful arrangement of his latest reggaeton hit “911.”

Jordy Jill & Mike Bahía – “Darte Amor”

Jordy Jill and Mike Bahía joined forces on their new song “Darte Amor,” which samples Proyecto Uno’s “25 Horas.” The music video takes place in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia and it’s packed with vibrant colors and dance moves.

Lola Indigo, Guaynaa, Cauty – “CALLE”

Spanish singer Lola Indigo recruits Boricua singers Cauty and Guaynaa for “CALLE.” Even though right now we can’t really be en la calle, Lola sets the mood with her dancers as they go on a heist for the music video.

READ: Ozuna Goes Corridos Tumbados With Ovi in “Envidioso” Music Video

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Anthony Ramos Gifted the Internet With His Audition For the Movie ‘Cats’ and…We’re Not Mad at It

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Anthony Ramos Gifted the Internet With His Audition For the Movie ‘Cats’ and…We’re Not Mad at It

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It’s safe to say that Anthony Ramos dodged a bullet. The ‘Hamilton’ singer-actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to drop a completely unexpected (but wholly appreciated) gem: his audition for the 2019 movie-musical ‘Cats’.

Seemingly out-of-the-blue, Ramos shared a video of his audition accompanied by the simple text: “This was my audition for CATS the movie.”

No more explanation needed, we guess?

Ramos sings a sexy rendition of “Rum Tum Tugger”–a song about a cat so charismatic and sexually appealing that he drives the lady cats wild (hey, there’s a reason the movie was a disaster).

As a refresher, audiences were turned off by “Cats'” bizarre visual effects and nonsensical plot.

It was marketed as the ultimate Oscar bait: a star-studded movie adaptation of a beloved and long-running musical with a rabid fan base.

The film starred big-name celebs like Jennifer Hudson, Judy Dench, and Taylor Swift. It was directed by Tom Hooper, who had previously wowed critics and audiences alike with his film adaptation of “Les Miserables”.

But “Cats” bombed so badly that the movie became endless fodder for internet memes and late night hosts.

But Ramos’s audition made the entire internet realize what could have been, if the casting directors had known what was good for them.

If you’re a fan of the musical, then it’s no surprise that Ramos auditioned for the part of Rum Tum Tugger–a cat so charismatic and sexually appealing that he drives the lady cats wild.

According to the musical’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the character is meant to be an homage to rock-and-roll sex icon, Mick Jagger. In the 2019 adaptation, the part went to Jason Derulo.

In his audition, Ramos infused the part with class, sensuality, and a sense of movement that Jason Derulo definitely didn’t have.

And while some people were confused at why Anthony Ramos shared this random audition #TBT, most people were just happy to watch.

One thing’s for sure: Ramos is an artist who is truly dedicated to his craft.

This person correctly stated that Ramos was “far too good” for the movie.

I mean…facts.

This person believed that Ramos could have single-handedly saved “Cats” from certain doom, had he been hired.

We understand the sentiment, but we don’t believe anything could have saved “Cats”.

This person proposed a full Broadway revival with Ramos starring as Rum Tum Tugger.

Stranger things have happened!

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