Zac Efron to Star in Remake of 'Three Men and a Baby'

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Superstar Zac Efron ("Hairspray" and "High School Musical") has signed on to star in a remake of the 1987 hit film "Three Men and a Baby" with Disney, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Leonard Nimoy-directed 1987 version — which was a remake of a 1985 French film "Trois Hommes et un Couffin" — starred Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg as three straight, platonic friends and roommate who found themselves unexpectedly caring for the lovechild of Danson's character.

At this point, it is unclear which character Efron will play, who will direct the film, and what changes and updates might be made to the story, which will be produced by Gordon Gray ("The Rookie" and "The Way Back").

Recently, Efron starred in a number of acclaimed roles — particularly as serial killer Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," which was generally regarded as a departure for the actor. At the end of last year, Efron had also recovered from an undisclosed illness while filming in Papua New Guinea, AP reported.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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