Newcomer Izabela Rose and Siena Agudong
(No Good Nick) are set to lead the ensemble cast for Upside-Down Magic, a new Disney Channel
original movie based on The New York Times
bestselling fantasy fiction children’s books of the same name. Vicki Lewis
, Kyle Howard
), Elie Samouhi
), Alison Fernandez
(Once Upon a Time
) and Max Torina
(Raven’s Home) will also star in the movie which begins production today. It’s slated to premiere next summer.
With a teleplay by Nick Pustay
(Ramona and Beezus) and Josh Cagan (Kim Possible), Upside-Down Magic is based on the Scholastic book series from bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski
, Lauren Myracle
, and Emily Jenkins
. Disney Channel optioned the series for development in 2015.
The movie centers around 13-year-old Nory Boxwood Horace (Rose) who discovers that she can flux into animals, and her best friend, and Reina Carvajal (Agudong) who can manipulate flames,