“Freaky Friday” Musical Gets Premiere Date

We finally have a premiere date!

The cable net has set a midsummer date for the premiere of Freaky Friday musical, hitting our screens on August 10. 

The latest take on Mary Rodgers’ mother-daughter body-swap classic is directed by Steve Carr, and is starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdroff as mom Katherine and daughter Ellie. The sweet duo announced the release date in a video posted Wednesday.  

The movie also stars Ricky He, Alex Désert, Jason Maybaum, Kahyun Kim, Dara R. Moss, Jennifer LaPorte, Isaiah Lehtinen, and Sarah Willey. 

“This movie is a creative collaboration with our Theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story,” Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming at Disney Channel, said in a statement Wednesday. “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 for years to come.”

The movie is directed and executive-produced by Steve Carr. In charge of the music-and-lyrics are Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.

Freaky Friday was most recently adapted to the big-screen in 2003 featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.