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