Prepare for some family fun because the Bakers — all twelve of them — are on their way. The teaser for Disney+ ‘s Cheaper by the Dozen, remade from the 2003 amazing blockbuster comedy, was unveiled today, and it appears like the original’s lighthearted spirit has been preserved. The plot revolves around a couple (Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union) who, after tying the knot, also tie in all of their ten children, turning their home into a child’s paradise and an adult’s nightmare.
The trailer gets right to the point, revealing that when you’re responsible for numerous children, simply getting up on a school day can quickly turn into a true adventure. The solution: devise a strategy that includes extortion, negotiating, and physically dragging the children out of bed in order to have everyone ready on time. Audiences are acknowledged that Zoey (Union) and Paul (Braff) try to be the hip parents by doing TikTok dances and always looking out for one other.
Along with the trailer, Disney+ released the poster for Cheaper by the Dozen, which, predictably, depicts the whole main cast (plus two dogs) occupying nearly every square inch. Both the video and the poster hint that, like the previous film, we can expect full-fledged shenanigans of a family attempting to restore order to a chaotic situation while enjoying a great deal of fun in the process.
Gail Lerner, an Academy Award nominee who has directed episodes of comedy TV shows like Grace & Frankie, black-ish, and Awkward, makes her feature picture directing debut with Cheaper by the Dozen. Kenya Barris, a four-time Emmy nominee who recently authored the hugely popular comedy Girls Trip and Coming 2 America, created the screenplay. Jenifer Rice-Genzuk (black-ish, grown-ish) is a three-time Emmy nominee who co-wrote the script with Barris. The plot is based on Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey‘s best-selling semi-autobiographical novel.
Originally, in Cheaper by the Dozen, Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt were the parents of twelve children of various ages, some of whom are Tom Welling (Smallville) and Hillary Duff (Younger, How I Met Your Father). The film also starred Ashton Kutcher, Richard Jenkins, and Alan Ruck. A sequel was made after the first film grossed about $200 million on a $40 million budget, and it also hit the box office quite well.
On March 18, Disney+ will debut Cheaper by the Dozen exclusively on the platform.
Take a look at the trailer and poster for the film below: