Disney Channel’s newest original movie, “ZOMBIES,” premiered tonight but that’s not all we got to see for the first time.
Disney Channel also revealed the first teaser for its upcoming version of “Freaky Friday.” The teaser is only around 15 seconds but it gives us a sneak peek at the pivotal moment when mom and daughter realize they’ve switched bodies.
“Freaky Friday” stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the mother-daughter duo. The updated version of the classic is based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation which means there will be plenty of songs to look forward to.
Blickenstaff reprises her role of Katherine from the stage show and Zuehlsdorff will play Ellie in the comedic story that follows an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and begin a musical journey of self-discovery and empathy neither one could have ever imagined. Also joining the cast is newcomer Ricky He as Ellie’s friend, Adam; and Alex Désert (“Let it Shine”) as Katherine’s fiancé, Mike. Disney Channel star 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. Additional cast members include Dara R. Moss as Savannah, Jennifer LaPorte as Monica, Isaiah Lehtinen as Karl and Sarah Willey as Kitty.
No exact release date has been announced but the teaser hints at Summer 2018. Are you excited for this musical take on “Freaky Friday”?