A new family of 12 is making its way to Disney+.
As Disney unveiled at its annual Investor Day presentation last December, “Cheaper By The Dozen” will be reimagined in a new movie for Disney+ with “Bring It On” star Gabrielle Union playing the family’s matriarch and “Blackish” producer Kenya Barris overseeing the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Scrubs” actor Zach Braff has signed officially signed on to play opposite Union as the father of the household. According to the site, the new version of the story will focus on a blended family of 12 as they navigate a hectic home life and a family business .
In a Jan. 28 tweet, Braff wrote: “I dreamt I married Gabrielle Union and had 12 kids. It came true!!! Written by Kenya Barris. I’m sooooo excited.”
Variety reports that Union will serve as one of the film’s executive producers in addition to her on-screen role. Shawn Levy, who directed the 2003 “Cheaper by the Dozen” film, has also signed on as an executive producer.
Gail Lerner is slated to direct the film which, according to Disney, will premier on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Deadline reports that the upcoming feature marks a third iteration of the “Cheaper by the Dozen” story. The first version was released in 1950, starring Clifton Webb and Jeanne Crain. In 2003, the more widely known version of the story was told with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt playing the parents. According to Deadline, the Martin and Hunt version grossed over $190 million at the global box office.