According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac Efron (High School Musical franchise) is set to star in Disney+’s Three Men and a Baby remake that is set to be produced by Emmy nominee Gordon Gray (The Rookie, The Way Back).
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The 1987 comedy was directed by Leonard Nimoy and starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson as New York bachelors who find themselves caring, and subsequently falling for, an infant. Based on the 1985 French film Trois Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) by Coline Serreau, Nimoy’s take on the classic tale was written by James Orr and Jim Cruickshank. The movie was a massive hit for Disney, becoming the studio’s first live-action movie to cross $100 million at the domestic box office.
Three Men and a Baby was followed-up by a sequel in the 1990 film Three Men and a Little Lady, directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Charlie Peters from a story by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon.
Will Reichel wrote the screenplay for the upcoming remake starring Efron and a search for a director is currently underway.
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Efron’s recent credits also include Scoob!, Human Discoveries, The Beach Bum, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evile and Vile, The Greatest Showman, Baywatch, Neighbors, and more.
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