Zach Braff is joining the cast of the remake of the family movie Thirteen by the Dozen in preparation for Disney +. The former hero of Scrubs will play the father of the family alongside Gabrielle Union.
Zach Braff returns to center stage in a family comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Scrubs star has officially joined the cast of Cheaper by the Dozen, a modern remake of Thirteen by the Dozen, an adaptation of the bestseller of the same name from the 1950s by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. The actor will play the father of a multiracial family of 12 children and the companion of Gabrielle Union, already formalized in the casting.
The original 2003 release, directed by Shawn Levy, brought together Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, and Jared Padalecki, among others. Thirteen by the dozen told the complicated daily life of a very large family that the father, coach of a football team, must manage in the absence of his wife. The film enjoyed some success which earned it a sequel two years later.
Scheduled on Disney + for 2022, Cheaper by the Dozen is co-written and produced by Kenya Barris, creator of the Black-ish series. She finds Gail Lerner, screenwriter, executive producer and director of the series, who will officiate as director on the remake of the family comedy.