Kelly Osbourne No Longer Getting 'Freaky'

By | September 16, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Kelly Osbourne is still dropping an album, but her Hollywood acting debut will have to wait.

Ozzy’s youngest daughter has dropped out of a remake of the 1977 Disney teen classic “Freaky Friday,” currently in production. Starring a young Jodie Foster, the original movie was based on Mary Rodgers’ novel about a tomboy and her combative mother who magically switch bodies after wishing they could be someone else.

Osbourne, who was set to play the young girl’s best friend, pulled out of the picture due to scheduling conflicts surrounding the promotion cycle of her debut album, her publicist said. The disc is due November 5.

Christina Vidal (“Welcome to the Dollhouse”) has been bumped up from a smaller role to replace her, according to a Disney spokesperson.

Due sometime next year, the latest version of “Freaky Friday” (it was also made into a TV movie in 1995) follows a pair of ’80s movies that employed a similar plot device. Kirk Cameron (TV’s “Growing Pains”) switched places with the late Dudley Moore (“Arthur”) in 1987’s “Like Father, Like Son.” Another TV actor, Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), switched with Judge Reinhold (“Beverly Hills Cop”) in 1988’s “Vice Versa.”

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