Zac Efron to Star in Reboot of '80s Hit Movie 'Three Men and a Baby' – Everything We Know about the Upcoming Film

Olowokandi Fiyin
Aug 12, 2020
06:20 P.M.
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Zac Efron is set to appear in the remake of the hit comedy film, “Three Men and a Baby,” with Gordon Gray taking the producer’s chair.

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Zac Efron is gearing up for his return to Disney two decades after his appearance in the “High School Musical” trilogy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac will be featured in “Three Men and a Baby,” which is a remake of the ’80s comedy that Disney is working on.

Zac Efron at Netflix's "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" Tribeca Film Festival Premiere at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on May 02, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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The film will be made for Disney+ with Disney's live-action division taking front and centre. In addition to that, it would be produced by Gordon Gray, who is best known for “The Rookie” and “The Way Back.”

Zac most recently reclaimed his top spot with the release of his environmental docuseries, “Down to Earth with Zac Efron,” on Netflix.

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Originally a remake of a French film with the title, “Three Men and a Cradle,” “Three Men And A Baby,” was directed by Leonard Nimoy.

Cinemablend.com noted that the 1987 film featured Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck, and Ted Danson, whose life took a turn when they had to take care of a baby.

Not only did the comedy become an instant hit when it was released, but it was also quickly followed by a sequel, “Three Men and a Little Lady” in 1990.

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While “Three Men and a Baby,” earned $240 million worldwide with a budget of $11 million, “Three Men and a Little Lady” grossed about $71 million worldwide.

With a Zac-remake in the works, Variety recalled that after the actor played the role of Troy Bolton in “High School Musical,” he appeared in a series of other projects.

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Some of those projects include, “Hairspray,” “17 Again,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” “The Lucky One,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Baywatch,” “Neighbors,” “The Greatest Showman,” and “Scoob!”

While most of his films have enjoyed varying degrees of success, Zac’s appearance in “Baywatch” was considered to be less than appealing.

Screenrant even highlighted that the movie earned him a nomination in the Worst Actor category at the 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards.

Zac most recently reclaimed his top spot with the release of his environmental docuseries, “Down to Earth with Zac Efron,” on Netflix.

Cheat Sheet reported that the series focuses on Zac and his co-host, Darian Olien, as they travel across the world. Even though it was the second most-watched program on Netflix in June, some experts feel that the docuseries could do more.

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