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Gabrielle Union to Star in Cheaper by the Dozen Remake

Gabrielle Union to Star in a Cheaper by the Dozen Remake

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gabrielle Union  attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Centre for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Things are getting hectic in the household! During Disney's 2020 Investor Day on Dec. 10, the media conglomerate gave us a lot to look forward to in the coming months. We learned the exciting news about Chris Evans voicing the lead in Lightyear, the Kardashians continuing their reality television legacy on Hulu, and of course, a ton of new Star Wars spinoffs to theorise about. One of the best announcements, however, is that Gabrielle Union will star in a "reimagining" of Cheaper by the Dozen! The original 1950 movie based on a book of the same title was remade 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 spearheaded by Black-ish producer Kenya Barris and available on Disney+ in 2022. "The story centres on a blended family of 12, navigating a hectic home life and their family business." If there's anything we know about Barris's work, it's that he truly honours the capabilities of a power woman in a busy household — à la Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) in Black-ish — and we can't wait to see what he has in store for Union's role.

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, (behind) Piper Perabo, A. Stoner, T. Welling, K.G. Schmidt, Hilary Duff, (on couch) F. Landis, Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, M. York, L. Mumy, (on 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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