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Cheaper by the Dozen (upcoming film)

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Cheaper by the Dozen
Directed byGail Lerner
Written byKenya Barris
Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry
Based on
Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
  • Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Distributed byThe Walt Disney Company
CountryUnited States

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Cheaper By the Dozen is an American family comedy film. It will be released by Disney. It is a remake of the 1950 film of the same name. Both films were inspired by the real life Gilbreth family and the semi-autobiographical account of their lives as written in Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Gail Lerner is set to direct the film with a script co-written by Kenya Barris and Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry and will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company on Disney+.


In 2016, Kenya Barris was interested in working with Fox to work on a new project for Cheaper by the Dozen.[1]

On August 6, 2019, following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that a reboot of Cheaper by the Dozen is in development and would premiere on the company's streaming service, Disney+.[2][3] Gail Lerner is set to direct the film with a script co-written by Kenya Barris and Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry.[4]

Regina Hall joined the cast in April 2020.[5] Film was scheduled for July 13, 2020.[6]

More casting occurred in July 2020.[7]


  1. Busch, Anita; Busch, Anita (2016-09-07). "'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Signs 20th Century Fox Movie Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  2. "'Home Alone,' 'Night at the Museum' to Be Rebooted at Disney+". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  3. Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (2019-12-11). "New 'Home Alone' Movie At Disney+ Sets Leads: 'Jojo Rabbit's Archie Yates & Rob Delaney, With Ellie Kemper In Talks – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  4. "EXCLUSIVE: 'Black-ish' Producer Gail Lerner To Direct 'Cheaper by the Dozen' Reboot For Disney+". 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  5. "Regina Hall Reportedly in Talks to Star in 'Cheaper By The Dozen' Disney+ Reboot -". 2020-04-24. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  6. ""Cheaper By The Dozen" Disney+ Reboot Filming Date Revealed | What's On Disney Plus". 2020-01-18. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  7. "Cheaper By The Dozen Reboot Details Revealed: EXCLUSIVE". The Illuminerdi. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-08-09.

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