Young stars cast in new Disney Channel original TV movies

Disney Channel dips into its in-house talent pool, tapping Disney actors Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Paris Berelc and Sofia Carson to star in two brand-new original movies.
January 12, 2015

Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, the teenage stars of Disney Channel comedy Girl Meets World, along with 16-year-old Paris Berelc of Disney XD’s Mighty Med and Sofia Carson of upcoming DC feature Descendants, have been cast in upcoming Disney Channel original movies.

Fifteen-year-old Carpenter (pictured) and Carson are set to star in Further Adventures in Babysitting, a new take on the popular ’80s teen film Adventures in Babysitting.

The reimagined story from Nancy Drew scribe Tiffany Paulsen will see two competing babysitters, Jenny (Carpenter) and Luci (Carson), embark on a journey to the big city to track down one of their missing charges.

John Schultz (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Like Mike) is on-board to direct with Michelle Manning of Teen Beach 2 and The Breakfast Club fame executive producing.

The second original comedy adventure movie, Invisible Sister, now stars 13-year-old Blanchard (also pictured) and Berelc, and is based on the book My Invisible Sister by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto.

Invisible Sister is written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (The Carrie Diaries) with Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy (Teen Beach 2). It follows the exploits of Cleo (Blanchard), a girl whose science project goes awry¬†and makes her popular older sister (Berelc) invisible.

Girl Vs. Monster’s Sheri Singer is executive producing with Paul Hoen (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam) directing.

Both movies will begin production this spring while Girl Meets World and Mighty Med are on hiatus and will be introduced at Disney’s Kids Upfront this year.

Worldwide Disney Channel premieres are expected for fall 2015 and early 2016.


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