Gloria Estefan Joins Cuban-American Remake of ‘Father of the Bride’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. and Cuban-American Plan B’s Father of the bride reboot seems to have landed one of the most famous Cuban-American artists of our life. Sources say Deadline singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan is in negotiations to join Andy Garcia in Warner Bros.’s Plan B reboot. The father of the bride. Gaz Alazraki has been tasked with leading the studio’s new reboot, which will revolve around a Cuban-American family, with Matt Lopez writing the screenplay. Estefan would play Garcia’s wife with Adria Arjona hired to play the bride-to-be.

The film will tell the story of a father grappling with his daughter’s upcoming marriage through the prism of multiple relationships within a large and vast Cuban-American family. It will be more of a romantic comedy than previous versions of the film. While this will mark the third iteration in history, sources say it will be more in the vein of the original Spencer Tracy photo and not the Steve Martin franchise from the 1990s.

Adria Arjona Joins Andy Garcia In Plan B’s Warner Bros And ‘Father Of The Bride’

Dede Garner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B Entertainment. Garcia will run production.

WB executives thought it was far from being interested in Estefan, but between Lopez’s script and Garcia and Alazraki’s involvement, the opportunity for Estefan was just too hard to pass up.

“A resounding YES was my response to the invitation to join my good friend, the incredibly talented Andy Garcia, for this wonderfully warm and funny new incarnation of the classic, ‘Father Of The Bride’! I’ve been a fan of director Gaz Alazraki since seeing his record breaking comedy ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ and can’t wait to see how he brings this amazing Matt Lopez script to life, ”said Estefan.

Estefan’s music has people running the dance floor for decades, dating back to when Estefan was the lead singer of Miami Sound Machine and Conga hit the airwaves in 1985. Since then her music library could rival any singer in the world, and Hollywood has been no stranger to using her music in dozens of films. While her songs have appeared in numerous films, Estefan has rarely made the leap to the big screen, this is only the third time she has acted in a movie. She made her acting debut opposite Meryl Streep in 1999 Music from the heart, also providing the Oscar nominated song of the same title. Most recently she appeared in Kenny Orega’s A change of heart.

It is replaced by CAA and Estefan Enterprises.

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