Over at Nikki Finke, ink’s on the page about Steve Martin and Diane Keaton reportedly reuniting for a third in the “Father of the Bride” series.
The new movie will reportedly fix on the marriage of Martin’s grandson in the film.
Says Finke, “you should know that Disney and Warner Bros are sorting out the rights to Father Of The Bride 3 with Charles Shyer to write and direct (Nancy Meyers passed) and Steve Martin to return. (What else does he have going?) The twist in this threequel is that Little Matty is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy SEAL’s son. Father of the bride George is “thunderstruck and speechless” and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina kicks him out of the house, according to the pitch which Disney loved. Shyer is writing it with Marc Klein, David Hoberman producing again. “It’s a timely idea,” my source said. “I told Charles I just hope it goes forward before gay stops trending…””
Now, while it sounds like a viable idea and Disney and Warner Bros would likely do well financially from such a project, it mightn’t be as ‘real’ as Finke makes the project out to be.
Steve Martin’s response to the story was :
So excited to read I'm doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven't seen a script or been offered the role!
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 16, 2014
You’d think Martin would at least know about it, yes.