Gabrielle Union to Star in Cheaper by the Dozen Remake

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 9: Gabrielle Union attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

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It gets hectic in the household! During Disney’s 2020 Investor Day on December 10, the media conglomerate gave us a lot to look forward to in the months to come. We got the exciting news from Chris Evans, who has taken the lead Light yearThe Kardashians continue their reality TV legacy on Hulu, and of course a ton of new ones war of stars Theorizing spin-offs. One of the best announcements, however, is that Gabrielle Union will be starring in a “reinterpretation” of Cheaper in dozens! The original 1950 film, based on a book of the same name, was re-shot in 2003 with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt. It was the epitome of chaotic family energy that continued to warm our hearts in the 2005 sequel, and we know Union will do the same in the film.

Disney announced the movie remake in a tweet, adding that it will be led by black Producer Kenya Barris and available at Disney + in 2022. “The story revolves around a mixed family of 12 moving through a hectic private life and family business.” If we know anything about Barris’ work, it is that he truly honors the skills of a superwoman in a busy household – à la Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) in black – and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the Union’s role.

CHEAPER IN DOZEN (back) Piper Perabo, A. Stoner, T. Welling, KG Schmidt, Hilary Duff (on the couch) F. Landis, Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, M. York, L. Mumy (on the floor)) J. Smith, S. Kinsman, B. Kinsman, B. Woodruff, 2003, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp.  All rights reserved.

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