Freaky Friday TV Premiere:
- The new movie will make its debut on Disney Channel on Friday, August 10th as the film’s stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff shared in a cute announcement video:
Freaky Friday Cast:
- Cozi Zuehlsdorff stars as daughter, Ellie Blake
- Heidi Blickenstaff stars as mom, Katherine Blake
- Ricky He stars as Ellie’s friend, Adam
- Alex Désert (Let it Shine) plays Katherine’s fiancé, Mike
- Jason Maybaum (Raven’s Home) will play Ellie’s little brother, Fletcher
- Kahyun Kim (Austin & Ally) has been cast as Torrey, Katherine’s high-strung business associate
- Dara R. Moss plays Savannah
- Jennifer LaPorte plays Monica
- Isaiah Lehtinen as Karl
- Sarah Willey as Kitty
- Heidi Blickenstaff starred as Katherine in the 2016 musical production and is back to reprise her role in the film.
- Earlier this year, the cast of Freaky Friday joined several other Disney Channel stars at the GO! Summer Fan Fest at Disneyland.
- Did you know that Freaky Friday was inspired by a book of the same name? Written by Mary Rodgers the original story was published in 1972. Since then the classic story has been updated and reimagined several times:
- In 1976 Disney released a movie staring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris daughter/mother duo
- Then in 2003 Disney remade their original movie this time starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis
- A telefilm version was released in 1995 with Gaby Hoffmann and Shelley Long
- In 2016 the Freaky Friday Musical made its stage debut in Virginia and in 2017 they released the official cast album.
What they’re saying:
- Adam Bonnett, EVP Original Programming at Disney Channel: “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.”
Freaky Friday premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, August 10th.