According to Nikki Finke, who’s feeling especially snarky lately, there may be a third Father of The Bride film coming out (literally, and figuratively). The 1991 Charles Shyer movie- which was a remake of the 1950 Spencer Tracey film- was a big hit, and spawned a sequel that came four years later. Now, nearly twenty years later, there’s talk that Steve Martin has been lured away from his current folk music touring career to play George Banks once more. This time, there’d be a twist.
Finke’s source is claiming that his son, played in the first two films by Kieran Culkin, will now be fully grown up, gay, and getting ready to marry a Navy SEAL’s son. George is flabbergasted by this development, doesn’t know how to deal with it, and is thrown out of the house by his wife (Diane Keaton). The film would likely center on George trying to get back in his family’s good graces in time for the big gay wedding at the end.
According to Finke, Disney loved the pitch and is trying to get the project off the ground. They feel it’s timely, with the gay marriage debate that’s been sweeping the nation for quite a few years now. Shyer would, reportedly, return for writing and directing duties- though he’d be short one of his co-writers on the previous two, Nancy Meyers, who has since passed.
What do you think?