A Third 'Father of the Bride' Movie Might Be in the Works

One of the movie's stars confirmed that a script exists.

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If you needed any further proof that we're living in an era of reboots and sequels, behold: Father of the Bride, the beloved Steve Martin franchise, might be getting a third movie.

Rumors of a third installment have been around for years, but George Newbern, who played Bryan MacKenzie in the first two films, just confirmed that a script for the third film exists. "[Director] Charles Shyer wrote a script. I know there’s a script out there," Newbern told Us Weekly. "I don’t know how far it got but I’m sure most of the cast would be into it if the script was right. So maybe that’s just a question of that happening.”


The first Father of the Bride was a major box office success when it was released in 1991. Steve Martin starred as an overprotective father struggling to let go of his daughter Annie, played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Newbern played Annie's fiancé (and later husband), while Diane Keaton starred as Martin's wife. In 1995, the entire cast reunited for Father of the Bride Part II. Since then, there's been little news beyond rumors of a third installment and back in 2014, Martin denied involvement in a potential third film. But now that a script exists, reunion whispers have reignited.

Though Newbern remained coy on details about the potential third film, he did reveal where he thought his character Bryan would be 22 years later. The sequel left off with Annie and Bryan moving to Boston from California with their baby for a job opportunity. But now? "I think Bryan MacKenzie would probably be a grandfather," Newbern said. "They had a kid so he’s probably got a grandkid at this point."

While details about a third film remain slim, Newbern did say it will be different. "From what I heard it was pretty good and different and newsworthy," he revealed.

Maggie Maloney

Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.