Zac Efron is back from his well-documented vacation and ready to return to acting, signing on to star in a remake of the 1987 comedy Three Men and a Baby for Disney+.
Believe it or not, Leonard Nimoy directed the ’87 movie — itself a remake of a French film — which starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson as a trio of New york bachelors who find themselves parenting a baby girl named Mary. At the time, it became the first live-action Disney movie to gross $100 million at the domestic box office according to the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the Efron news. A 1990 sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, wasn’t as well received.
Efron is, of course, one of Disney’s homegrown stars, who played the lead in the studio’s hit High School Musical franchise. He has worked hard to distance himself from that wholesome image, taking roles in drug-and-booze-fueled movies such as Neighbors and The Beach Bum, and he recently played serial killer Ted Bundy in the Netflix movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Efron can currently be seen traveling the world in the name of science on Netflix’s documentary series Down to Earth, which he also produced via his Ninjas Runnin Wild banner.