Bening flees ‘Freaky’ role

Thesp exits Waters-helmed pic for unknown reasons

Annette Bening has officially dropped out of Walt Disney’s comedy remake of “Freaky Friday.”

Reasons for the exit remain unclear, though sources indicated project is still going forward. Bening was to play a widow who swaps personalities with her tomboy teen (Lindsay Lohan).Kelly Osbourne recently dropped out of the pic for personal reasons and was recently replaced by Christina Vidal. Osbourne’s mother, Sharon Osbourne, has recently been treated for colon cancer.

“Friday” is being directed by Mark S. Waters (“The House of Yes”) and was written by Heather Hach. Andrew Gunn is producing through his Disney-based Gunn Films, with Disney production president Nina Jacobson, senior VP Karen Glass and director Kristin Burr overseeing pic for the studio.

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