Gabrielle Union is Casted for A Lead Role in the ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ Remake


What do you get when you mix 12 children, a loving family, and a house full of mayhem? The 2003 comedy hit film, Cheaper by the Dozen. In the years or reboots and remakes in the film industry, it’s no surprise we are getting this classic brought back to us in a modern way. 

Gabrielle Union has been tapped into the growing cast for the remake slated to release on the Disney+ streaming service in 2022. Union, who will be co-starring with NBC’s Scrubs Zach Braff, will play the mother of a multi-racial family of twelve while also balancing their family business. 

The original Cheaper by the Dozen film was based on the bestselling semi-autobiographical book by Frank Bunker Gilberth Jr. and Ernestine Gilberth Carey. According to ESSENCE, this cinematic adaptation was released in 1950 by 20th Century Fox. The 2003 adaptation ran with this story line and presented Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt as parents the parents. Under the direction of Shawn Levy, the film made $190 million at the box office. Levy has returned to work with Union as executive producer the set of this version as an executive producer alongside Union and Black-ish producer Kenya Barris.