“Girl Meets World” stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter have both been cast in separate Disney Channel original movies, the network revealed on Friday.
Carpenter, 15, will star alongside Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”) in “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” which is inspired by Elisabeth Shue‘s cult 1987 adventure-comedy “Adventures in Babysitting.” Blanchard, meanwhile, who is just 13, is set to star with Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”) in the live-action adventure-comedy “Invisible Sister.”
Both films are set to begin production this spring during a hiatus for Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and Disney XD’s “Mighty Med.” The films will premiere in fall 2015 and early 2016.
These moves are billed as part of the Disney Channel’s continued efforts to develop young entertainers and allow them to showcase their abilities across multiple projects.
“We know these four young actresses all have the potential for extraordinary careers, and we’re excited to give them new opportunities to showcase their talents. We’re especially proud of Rowan and Sabrina, as they have helped drive the success of our hit series ‘Girl Meets World,'” said Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. “These new movies bring our viewers comedic and heartfelt stories that the entire family can enjoy together, and I’m particularly thrilled to introduce a new take on a personal favorite, ‘Adventures in Babysitting,’ to a whole new generation.”
In “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” a re-imagined version of the Chris Columbus-directed film, Carpenter and Carson play two babysitters who travel to the big city and hunt for the kid who got away. Tiffany Paulsen (“Nancy Drew”) penned the project, which will be directed by John Schultz (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” “Like Mike”) and executive-produced by Michelle Manning (“Teen Beach 2,” “The Breakfast Club”).
Blanchard stars in “Invisible Sister” as Cleo, a girl whose science project-gone-wrong turns her older sister Molly (Berelc) invisible. Paul Hoen (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” “How to Build a Better Boy”) will direct and Sheri Singer (“Halloweentown,” “Girl Vs. Monster”) will executive produce. The script was written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin (“Greek,” “The Carrie Diaries”), and Matt Eddy & Billy Eddy (“Teen Beach 2,” “Bad Hair Day”). “Invisible Sister” is adapted from the book “My Invisible Sister” by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto.
Commercial Talent and Untitled Entertainment represent Blanchard, while Pardigm and Perlman Managment Group represent Carpenter.