Jag Arneja has booked a role on Disney Channel’s upcoming musical adaptation of Freaky Friday.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. It is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.
Freaky Friday is based on Disney Channel’s stage adaption of Mary Rodgers’ classic 1972 novel, which was made into feature 41 and 14 years ago. It was first adapted for the screen in 1976 with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. In 1995, Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman took on the lead roles in a Disney Family Movie made for ABC and in 2003, it returned to the big screen for a Walt Disney Pictures feature film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. The new production will star Heidi Blickenstaff as the mother Katherine and Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the daughter Elli.
The cast also includes Ricky He, Alex Desert, Jason Maybaum, Kahyun Kim, Dara R. Moss, Jennifer LaPorte, Isaiah Lehtinen and MoGood Talent’s Sarah Willey. Steve Carr will direct and Bridget Carpenter who wrote the book for the stage musical will executively produce. Tony award winning composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will compose.
The movie is set to make its debut in 2018 on Disney Channel.
Check out a trailer for the 2003 film: