The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Zac Efron has signed up to star in Disney’s remake of the 1987 comedy Three Men And A Baby that is intended for Disney+.
The 1987 comedy, a remake itself of 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin (Three Men and a Cradle), focused on three upwardly mobile New York bachelors who share an apartment whose lifestyle is thrown out of whack when a young woman leaves a baby on their doorstep, suspecting that one of them, Jack Holden, is the father. As the three men find themselves caring and, subsequently, start adoring the infant, drug dealers who threatened the child also figured into the plot.
The film was a big hit for Disney at the time, becoming the first live-action Disney film to cross the $100m mark domestically, earning $167m in total. This led to the sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, being released in 1990, which didn’t fare as well, earning $71m. The first film was directed by Leonard Nimoy, with Emile Ardolino directing the sequel. Both films starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson.
The script for the remake is written by Will Reichel, with Gordon Gray serving as producer. A search for a director is underway.