Zac Efron has signed up to star in the Disney remake of the 1987 comedy ‘Three Men and a Baby’.

The remake will head straight to Disney streaming service, Disney+. ‘The Way Back’ and ‘The Rookie’ producer Gordon Gray will produce. Will Reichel has written the script for the remake.

The original film was based on the 1985 French film ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ and followed the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors played by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenburg and Ted Danson as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of the love child of one of them.

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Directed by Leonard Nimoy, the film was a massive hit and even surpassed ‘Fatal Attraction’ at the box office. It went on to spawn a sequel in ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’ which saw the cast reunite but Nimoy was replaced by Emile Ardolino.

Disney has long kept a third sequel in development, as far back as 2010, the studio had made plans to make ‘Three Men and a Bride’ but nothing ever moved on the project, until now?

Efron was last seen on Netflix Eco series ‘Down to Earth with Zac Efron’, previous to that he starred in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ where he played the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.