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No Father Of The Bride 3 for Martin

Steve Martin has dismissed reports he is to star in a third Father Of The Bride film.

The 68-year-old actor, who played businessman patriarch George Banks in the 1991 hit comedy and its 1995 sequel, Father Of The Bride II, has quashed rumours that he has already been approached to return for a third instalment alongside Diane Keaton as his wife Nina.

He wrote on Twitter: ''So excited to read I'm doing Father Of The Bride 3 since I haven't seen a script or been offered the role!''

It had been claimed that the third movie would be focused on the couple's son Matty, originally played by Kieran Culkin, who reveals he is planning to get married to the son of a US Navy Seal, which leaves George "thunderstruck and speechless".

The films' original director and co-writer Charles Shyer is said to have signed up to develop the third instalment.

However, despite revealing he hasn't been contacted about the possibility of reprising his role, Steve has not denied that Father Of The Bride 3 could be in the works.

The third film will be the first entirely original movie in the series. Father Of The Bride was based on the 1950 film of the same name, while the 1995 sequel was loosely based on 1951's Father's Little Dividend, a sequel to the earlier movie.

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