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Disney Channel to Produce Musical Version of Freaky Friday

The Disney Channel has announced the cast for an upcoming film based on the stage musical adaptation of Freaky Friday.

Friday Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically switch places for a day.

Heidi Blickenstaff, who originated the role of Katherine, the mom, in the stage version will reprise her role. Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale) will play her daughter, Ellie.

The script, based on the 1972 Mary Rodgers novel, is by Bridget Carpenter, who wrote the book for the stage musical. Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) will direct and executive produce.

This will be Disney’s third version of Freaky Friday. The 1976 original starred Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, while the 2003 remake featured Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.

Source: Deadline / Images: Disney


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