Disney has announced that Tituss Burgess and Paula Pell have joined the cast of the upcoming original film, “The Slumber Party”, which depicts the hilarious aftermath of a sleepover birthday party hypnotism gone wrong as best friends Megan and Paige, along with soon-to-be step-sister Veronica, wake up with absolutely no memory of the night before. Now they must retrace their steps to find missing birthday girl Anna Maria … and explain why there’s a flock of baby ducks in the bathtub, what happened to Megan’s left eyebrow, and why she’s wearing unattainable hottie Jake Ramirez’s signature black hoodie.
In the new original film, Tituss Burgess plays Mesmer, an eccentric actor who makes a living posing as different characters, including a hypnotist for birthday parties and events. Tituss has previously starred in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Schmigadoon!” and “Central Park”.
Paula Pell plays Principal Petersen, a worked-up educator who takes her job much too seriously. She has previously starred in “Not Dead Yet”, “Die Hart”, and “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”.
“The Slumber Party” also stars Darby Camp (“Big Little Lies”) as Megan, Emmy Liu-Wang (“Raven’s Home”) as Paige, Valentina Herrera (“Black Widow”) as Anna Maria, Dallas Liu (“Pen15”) as Mikey and newcomers Alex Cooper Cohen as Veronica and Ramon Rodriguez as Jake.
Academy Award winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard serve as executive producers of the movie, along with Stephanie Sperber and Jennilee Cummings for Imagine Kids+Family and production partner Jax Media’s Jake Fuller, Tony Hernandez and John Hodges. “The Slumber Party” is directed by NAACP Image Award nominee Veronica Rodriguez (“Let’s Get Married,” Disney’s “Gabby Duran & the Unsittables”), and Eydie Faye (“Fuller House”) is the writer.
The film will be released on Disney+ and the Disney Channel.
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