New ‘Freaky Friday’ Movie Gets Disney Channel Debut Aug. 10

Musical remake available earlier on VOD, app
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"Freaky Friday" (2018, Disney Channel), musical version starring (l. to r.) Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff

Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff star in Disney Channel's "Freaky Friday" remake.

Disney Channel will premiere its new version of the film Freaky Friday on Aug. 10.

The live-action musical version of the mother-daughter body-switch comedy will be available before its 8 p.m. ET/PT time slot that day via the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel video-on-demand.

"This movie is a creative collaboration with our theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story,” said Adam Bonnett, executive VP, original programming for the Disney Channel “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 [Disney Channel Original Movie] for years to come."

The script, written by Bridget Carpenter, is based on her Disney Theatrical Production stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. The movie is directed by Steve and executive-produced by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical, Carr and Susan Cartsonis. 

Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for Freaky Friday.

The Freaky Friday soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, will be available in physical and digital formats on Aug. 10.