Disney+ is to be the home of the new film, which you could actually say will be a remake of a remake. The ’87 film’s script was based on the 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin (translated to Three Men and a Cradle).
THR broke the news, reporting that the film will be produced by Gordon Gray, whose credits include Ben Affleck sports drama The Way Back and Dennis Quaid sports drama The Rookie. The screenplay comes from Will Reichel (Hot Air), with a search currently on for a director.
The original film saw Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson playing three party-loving New York City bachelors whose lives are turned upside down when they find themselves caring for an infant. Directed by Leonard Nimoy and written by Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit scribes James Orr & Jim Cruickshank, the film was quite the hit, earning $US167.7 million (unadjusted) worldwide from an estimated budget of $US11 million. A less-of-a-hit sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, was released in 1990.
This will be Efron’s first Disney project since 2008’s High School Musical 3. The actor can currently be seen travelling the world in Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron and he is (so far?) still attached to star in King Of The Jungle, from Crazy, Stupid, Love and I Love You Phillip Morris filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. That planned film will have Efron playing Wired journalist Ari Furman, who heads to the jungle in Belize to interview rogue tech magnate John McAfee.
Here’s a look back at the trailer for Three Men and a Baby: