Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Coming Back for Freaky Friday 2
After two decades, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are preparing to reprise their roles in the follow-up to the now classic film, 'Freaky Friday."
In 2003, Disney released the film Freaky Friday, based on the 1972 novel penned by Mary Rogers. The movie, which starred Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis and was directed by Mark Waters, was a massive success, grossing $160 million globally to date.
To this day, the film remains one of the funniest family movies and is the first to come to mind in the body-swap genre. For the last 20 years, fans have been patiently waiting and hoping for a sequel to the beloved movie, and it looks like the time may have finally come.
Is there going to be a Freaky Friday 2?
Yes! Disney recently announced that a sequel to Freaky Friday is in the works, and writer Elyse Hollander has been tapped to write the script. While we don’t yet know any details regarding the story of Freaky Friday 2, it’s safe to say that we are likely in for more body-swapping comedy in a film the whole family can enjoy.
Who will be cast in Freaky Friday 2?
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Perhaps the most exciting news so far regarding Freaky Friday 2 is that both Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are open to returning as the film’s stars. The pair would likely reprise their roles as mother and daughter from the first film, marking Lohan’s return to studio filmmaking after a lengthy hiatus. Both actors have expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity to return to the world of Freaky Friday in a recent interview with the New York Times.
What was the original Freaky Friday about?
The 2003 film Freaky Friday tells the story of Tess, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, a single mother who is forever at odds with her teenage daughter, Anna, played by Lohan. The pair of total opposites receive a peculiar fortune from a Chinese restaurant, and the following morning they awake to learn that somehow switched bodies overnight. Neither has any idea how to switch back, so they have no choice but to live as one another until they figure out how to rectify this mistake. Along the way, they learn to appreciate one another, gaining a newfound respect and deepening their previously fractured relationship.
- The New York Times: “Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan Talk ‘Freaky Friday’ at 20”