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[06/13/18 - 09:01 AM]
A Contemporary Body-Swap Story, "Freaky Friday," Will Be Told for a New Generation in a Music-Driven, Comedic Movie Premiering Friday, August 10, on Disney Channel
Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff star in the music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes.

[04/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel - Packed and Ready to Go - Super-Serves Kids All Summer Long with Its Most-New Ever Daily Programming Schedule
Throughout the summer, Disney Channel will bring fans new programming, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on weekends.

[09/29/17 - 10:02 AM]
Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Set to Star and Steve Carr Will Direct a Contemporary Musical Update of the Hit Comedy "Freaky Friday" as Part of the Disney Channel Original Movie Franchise
The teleplay was written by Bridget Carpenter, who also wrote the book for the stage musical "Freaky Friday."







FREAKY FRIDAY (DISNEY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/10/18
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2018) Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("The Little Mermaid" and "Something Rotten!" on Broadway, and the stage production of "Freaky Friday") star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Freaky Friday," a music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes. It premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and (12:01 a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channel, said, "This movie is a creative collaboration with our Theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story. Now we've added a fresh twist by adapting it again into a movie for kids and families - with Broadway talent on and off camera - that has the potential to be a classic 'DCOM' for years to come." Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for "Freaky Friday." The Tony Award(R) and Pulitzer Prize-winning pair also collaborated on "If, Then" and "Next to Normal," as well as the stage version of "Freaky Friday." Eight songs from the stage production and two new songs, including one co-written by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, are performed in a theatrical pop-rock style by the cast. The script, written by Bridget Carpenter ("11.22.63," "Friday Night Lights,"), is based on her Disney Theatrical Production stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. The movie is directed by Steve Carr ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Daddy Daycare") and executive produced by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions ("The Lion King", "Aladdin" and "Frozen" on Broadway), Carr and Susan Cartsonis ("Deidra & Laney Rob a Train," "What Women Want").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Désert as Mike
· Dara R. Moss as Savannah
· Heidi Blickenstaff as Katherine
· Isaiah Lehtinen as Karl
· Jason Maybaum as Fletcher
· Jennifer LaPorte as Monica
· Kahyun Kim as Torrey
· Ricky He as Adam
· Sarah Willey as Kitty
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bridget Carpenter as PLAY/WRTR
· Steve Carr as DIR/EP
· Susan Cartsonis as EP
· Thomas Schumacher as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· based on a play
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available