Disney+ To Remake ‘Three Men And A Baby’ With Zac Efron As Lead
Disney+ continues to mine their huge back catalogue of movies and tv shows, as it is announced the streaming service will remake the classic comedy ‘Three Men And A Baby’ with Zac Efron taking a lead role.
The original film came out in 1987 and starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson as Peter, Michael and Jack, three carefree partying guys who live together in their bachelor pad. However, their lives are turned upsidedown when, one day, a baby named Mary is left on their doorstep with a note revealing she is the result of one of Jack’s flings. As changed her diapers, she changes their lives.
This is something of a homecoming for Zac Efron who began his career as the star of Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ franchise. He has since gone on to a rather eclectic mix of movies, from comedies such as ‘Neighbors’, ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and ‘Baywatch’, to more serious drama such as ‘Me and Orson Welles’, ‘Parkland’, and garnering critical acclaim for his role as serial killer Ted Bundy in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’.
Producer Gordon Gray is the man behind the remake, whose recent work includes Quibi’s ‘Most Dangerous Game’ starring Liam Hemsworth, Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm‘ starring Jon Hamm, and upcoming HBO limited series ‘Mare of Easttown’. The script comes from Will Reichel, whose only screenwriting credit at this point is the 2018 Steve Coogan film ‘Hot Air’. The search in on for a director for the project.
The original movie was directed by none other than Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, and became the first live-action Disney movie to top $100 million at the box office. The cast reunited in 1990 for the sequel, ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’, under the direction of Emile Ardolino.
No news yet on the other two men who will be joining Efron in the ‘Three Men And A Baby’ remake, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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