Zac Efron is getting his head back into the Disney game for the remake of the classic movie, Three Men and a Baby.
The original hit comedy came out in 1987 and starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson as bachelors sharing an apartment and living a carefree New York City lifestyle. The trio is forced to adjust to parenthood as a baby girl fathered by Danson’s character is left at their doorstep. The original was directed by legendary actor and director Leonard Nimoy, and the film became the first live-action Disney film to make more than $100 million domestically. Naturally, coming off its success it was followed by the sequel Three Men and a Little Lady in 1990.
This remake will be produced by Gordon Gray, whose producing credits include Disney’s 2002 film The Rookie and more recently Ben Affleck’s The Way Back. Will Reichel has written the script for the remake, but a director has not yet signed on.
Zac Efron will make a welcomed return to Disney after gaining his stardom playing Troy Bolton in the three High School Musical movies. Since then Efron has made an effort to flex his acting chops as a voice actor (The Lorax), starring in other musicals (The Greatest Showman), romantic comedies (17 Again), raunchy adult comedies (the Neighbors franchise), and dark thrillers (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile). One of his most recent projects is the Netflix travel docu-series Down to Earth with Zac Efron where Efron traveled the world to see different examples of healthy, sustainable ways to live.
Which of the original characters will Efron play? Who will the other men be? We will just have to wait for more news.