Zac Efron is tapping back into his Disney roots as he is set to star in the Three Men and a Baby remake on the company's streaming service. The 1987 film starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson and was a remake itself from a French movie. No further details about what role Efron would be taking on, though he'd likely be taking the part of Selleck's character as the lead. Gordon Gray, who was behind The Rookie and The Way Back, will be serving as the producer. No director was unveiled in The Hollywood Reporter's write-up.
Efron first became a heartthrob starring as Troy Bolton in High School Musical on the Disney Channel. Since his days as part of the film series, he has since gone on to expand his resume. His filmography includes comedies like 17 Again and Neighbors. He also while showed off his acting chops in more serious roles like his portrayal of serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on Netflix. In regards to the streaming giant, Efron released a documentary on the network, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, that released in July and featured him traveling to various parts of the world.
With Efron moving over to another streaming service to star in Three Men and a Baby, many Disney fans were not only excited to see him taking on a new role over there but also eager to see him coming full circle.
Love his new documentary on Netflix so ....yes to this, too. Love Disney Plus and he's cool enough to carry the reboot. #DownToEarthWithZacEfron— TalentlessMedia (@TalentlessMedia) August 10, 2020
take this all the way and let zac efron play all three men and the baby https://t.co/KMc7C7EXUc— Trace (@tracesauveur) August 11, 2020
Now cast Micheal b Jordan and Henry Golding cause I would pay to see that 💀— inkiad🏳️🌈 (@Inkiadk) August 10, 2020
Back to his Disney roots lmao. The High school musical back together movie coming 2023...— 🔶️✪Marcus✪🔶 (@MarcusDigital) August 10, 2020
If Disney was smart, they would cast Adam Devine in the artist roll. Maybe Miles Teller as the architect. And Anna Kendrick as the baby mama. I'm glad Zac Efron is attached to it. One of my favs - They better not mess it up. #ThreeMenAndABaby #ZacEfron #adamdevine #disney— Life With Boys (@Melanne0527) August 11, 2020
I'm usually against remakes and I'm against this too. Because you could use the old movie as a starting point for a new story, but in the role that was Ted Danson it would be perfect for him pic.twitter.com/mk5hWd0sZJ— Matjaz Yobo (@McYobo) August 11, 2020