Introducing, the Baker household! Cheaper By the Dozen is again and higher than ever with a brand new cast. The Disney+ remake — which premiered on Friday, March 18 — stars Gabrielle Union (Zoey Baker) and Zach Braff (Paul Baker) as the matriarch and patriarch of an enormous blended household.
Per the streaming service’s official synopsis, the film is a “fresh take” on the 2003 movie of the identical title. The logline reads, “It is the story of the raucous exploits of a blended family of 12, the Bakers, as they navigate a hectic home life while simultaneously managing their family business.”
It was first introduced in December 2020 that Union — who additionally serves as an government producer on the project — can be at the forefront of the Disney+ remake with Braff’s casting information coming just a little over a month later in January 2021.
“When I first read the script … I wanted to be a part of something that our whole family could watch together and, you’ve seen some of my work, I don’t do a lot of family-friendly type of stuff,” the Bring It On alum instructed Entertainment Tonight forward of the premiere. “So, I felt not only was it the perfect time for my own family but I think it’s the perfect time for all the families who want to see different kinds of folks and different kinds of families reflected and celebrated on screen.”
When it got here time to cast the youngsters, Union and Braff’s onscreen brood of 10 youngsters — rounding out the household’s dozen — was introduced in February 2021.
Caylee Blosenski (Harley Baker), for one, instructed J-14 that working alongside her costars was an “amazing” expertise, noting that Union gave her “so much advice” whereas Braff was “so funny.”
The up-and-coming star added, “He came to set with different jokes every day and really brightened up the room. … I don’t know how they did it.”
Although she performed a mother of 10 in the movie, Union additionally instructed ET that she couldn’t do it in actual life.
“[The kids would be like], ‘Mom went to the store, and in six years she hasn’t returned!’” she joked, calling the Baker household a “whole different animal.”
Union continued, “I think we are at max capacity at the Wade-Union household and that’s why Zoey Baker is a fictitious character!” referring to herself and husband Dwyane Wade.
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