Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are in talks to reunite for a Freaky Friday sequel, 20 years after the release of the original movie, as revealed by Variety.
Disney is working on a sequel, and Lohan and Curtis are slated to reprise their roles as mother-daughter combination Anna and Tess Coleman. The plot of the original 2003 film centred around the two leads waking up one Friday and discovering they had swapped bodies.
The film grossed $160 million worldwide, based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name. Before the 2003 film, the narrative was adapted for the screen twice: in 1976, starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, and in 1995, starring Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman. However, the Lohan-Curtis version was the most popular.
Elyse Hollander is writing the script for the future sequel.
Curtis sparked speculation about the sequel in February of this year when she uploaded a selfie of herself and Lohan on Instagram with the remark, “It’s Friday. That’s all I’m saying! “Keep your freaky fingers crossed!”
Curtis and Lohan sat down for an interview with the New York Times on May 10th, 2023, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2003 film.
Curtis told the newspaper that when promoting her 2022 horror film, Halloween Ends, she was frequently asked about a Freaky Friday sequel.
“As I went around the world with Halloween Ends, people wanted to know if there was going to be another Freaky Friday,” Curtis said “Something really touched a chord. When I came back, I called my friends at Disney and said, ‘It feels like there’s a movie to be made.’”
Lohan added, “Jamie and I are both open to that, so we’re leaving it in the hands that be. We would only make something that people would absolutely adore.”