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'Cheaper by the Dozen' 2022: everything we know about the new adaptation

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2022 is heading to Disney Plus this Spring, adding to the streaming service's growing line-up of films. This story has been adapted several times before, first in 1950 by director Walter Lang and then again in 2003 by Shawn Levy.

The latest version follows the same concept, as we see a blended family trying to balance their business as well as their hectic home life. It is directed by Gail Lerner, known for her work on Will & Grace and Black-ish.

This adaptation was first announced on Disney+ Day, where the streaming service announced all their upcoming films and TV shows. 

What's more, there's a great new cast taking on the iconic film as it heads to Disney+. Here's everything we know about it so far...

'Cheaper by the Dozen' 2022 release date

According to IMDb, the film is expected to land on Disney+ in March 2022. However an exact release date hasn't been confirmed. It's one of the big new movies in 2022.

What is the plot for 'Cheaper by the Dozen' 2022?

The plot for the new adaptation of Cheaper by the Dozen is simply: "A family with twelve children balances a hectic home life and a family business".

This is very similar to previous iterations, but we're not entirely sure of specific plot details just yet. However, if the other films are anything to go by we should expect plenty of chaos and comedy.

In a social media clip on Disney+ Day, star Gabrielle Union revealed that it would follow a "multi-racial blended family of twelve", but we don't know much more than that yet!

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Who's in the cast?

Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union lead the cast of Cheaper by the Dozen 2022, and there's some great names joining them. Here's all the cast we know so far, but character names haven't been announced by Disney+ yet.

  • Brittany Daniel
  • Erika Christensen
  • Cynthia Daniel
  • Kylie Rogers
  • Carlos Santos
  • Mykal-Michelle Harris
  • Luke Prael
  • Cynthia Murell
  • Simeon Othello Daise
  • Andre Robinson
  • Lauren Gaw
  • Rafael Cabrera
  • Marie Kelli
  • John O'Brien

Is there a trailer?

Currently there is no trailer for Cheaper by the Dozen 2022, but we'll let you know if they release one ahead of the film dropping on Disney+. 

Lucy Buglass
Lucy Buglass

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story and Black Mirror, but recently she's loving everything about Apple TV's Severance