‘Bad Hair Day’: Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in Disney Channel Original Movie

Laura Marano and Leigh Allyn Baker

Disney Channel stars Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (“Good Luck Charlie”) will co-star in the network’s new original movie, “Bad Hair Day,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Set to premiere in 2015, the comedic buddy adventure will star Marano as a high school tech whiz who’s bound and determined to be crowned prom queen. But, on the big day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, starting with her sudden and epically uncontrollable hair and her once lovely but now destroyed prom dress. She soon comes to rely on a down on her luck cop (Baker) who’s in pursuit of a missing necklace that the teen unwittingly has in her possession. Prom day goes from bad to mad as the pair is pursued by a dogged jewel thief (Christian Campbell) on a wild ride across the city.

Baker is also executive producing the movie, which will be directed by Erik Canuel and film in Montreal, Canada. The writers are Eric M. Gardner, Steven H. Wilson, and Billy & Matt Eddy. Joel Rice, Denise Carlson, Dawn Wolfrom and Michael Prupas serve as executive producers alongside Baker. The pic is produced by Muse Entertainment and began production this week.

Marano’s “Austin and Ally” is the number one series in its primary timeslot among kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 for 2014 to-date, and was the number one series on television among tweens for 2013. In total viewers, Disney Channel has aired five of the top six original movies in cable TV history, including “High School Musical 2,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie,” “Phineas and Ferb: The Movie,” and “Camp Rock.” The only non-Disney Channel movie in the top six is TNT’s “Crossfire Trail,” which ranks fourth and aired in 2001.

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  1. TT says:

    I think Laura marano looks like Leigh-Allyn Baker and do not call me silly I do not like it

  2. Maddison says:

    Who thinks Leigh Alan baker or however you spell it and Laura Moreno go together cause I do:)!!!

  3. Maddison says:

    Bad hair day will be reall cool I hope

  4. Ryleigh says:

    Hi umm it’s me I subscribed teen beach two so yeah I can’t wait to see this other awesome movie by disney channel so yeah if you like this say I bye!!!

  5. Sujatha says:

    Your movie is so good! I really like Laura and Leigh Allen

  6. kamari says:

    Hey I think u guys are the best cuz Leigh Allen u was in good luck Charlie and Laura u was in Austin and ally I really really really really want to meet u guys can’t wait to see the movie I it’s going to be great

  7. kamari says:

    Hey I think u guys are the best cuz Leigh Allen u was in good luck Charlie and Laura u was in Austin and ally I really really really really want to meet u guys

  8. k.george says:

    Can’t wait to see this movie

  9. I am so ready to wacth this movie

  10. Emily says:

    Please tell me when it’s going to be on disney channel

  11. adriana says:

    Yes..PLS when will it be on?!?!

  12. xhoana says:

    When dose this movie finally prmeire i cant wait

  13. Anna says:

    I want to be is fashion always to be good
    Thing I love it I love it

  14. Janet says:

    I want to see your movie but I can’t can u please help me see the movie pleas

  15. I love Laura’s feet and soles!

  16. Riley says:

    Yay! Laura’s movie is coming out the same time as Ross’s movie!!

  17. Filming right down the road from me this morning in beautiful Pointe-Claire, Quebec (Canada!).

  18. cristina says:

    yayyy!! laura marano in a film wooow!! <3 i love it!! this is gonna be the best film EVER!

  19. jessica says:


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