UPDATE: 'Father Of The Bride' Sequel To Focus On Gay Wedding?
Updated Wednesday, 3 p.m. est:
Well, at least one of the rumors about Father of the Bride 3 that former Deadline editor Nikki Fenke reported seems untrue: Steve Martin has tweeted that he hasn't been offered a role yet.
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
No word on Nikki's main claim regarding the storyline for the much-anticipated rom-com sequel.
The Father of the Bride franchise has been modernized every time it returns to the big screen. The long-awaited third installment of the modern series will be no different, according to reports out of Hollywood.
A script that includes a promise of Steve Martin's return allegedly focuses on Matty, who is now 29, gay and about to marry the son of a Navy SEAL. George (Steve Martin) is apparently "thunderstruck and speechless" about the wedding, which gets him kicked out of the house by Nina (Diane Keaton). George eventually has a come to Jesus moment just in time for the wedding.
"It’s a timely idea," a source told Nikki Finke. "I told Charles I just hope it goes forward before gay stops trending."
While Nikki's source wastes times worrying about a world in which gays are no longer cool, I'm worried about another highly anticipated dramatic sequel making a gaudy stereotypical embarrassment of same-sex weddings. Sex and the City 2, anyone?