“Freaky Friday” Sequel With Lindsey Lohan & Jamie Lee Curtis in the Works at Disney
Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are re-teaming for a fresh crack at the body-swap comedy genre.
Curtis and Lohan are reprising their roles from their hit 2003 body-swap comedy Freaky Friday, where they played mother and daughter Tess and Anna Coleman, who wake up one Friday morning and found out that, you guessed it, they’ve swapped bodies. Insanity and hilarity ensued. The original film, directed by Mark Waters from a script by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon and based on a Mary Rodgers novel from 1972, was a hit, pulling in $160 million globally and, at the time, cementing Lohan’s status as one of Hollywood’s rising stars.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Elyse Hollander is writing the sequel. Curtis, for her part, has long reflected on the appeal of the original film, which remained in the cultural ether for two decades and even inspired the Blumhouse horror film Freaky and which Curtis has said she still gets questions about.
The sequel will also be a major turning point for Lohan, who has been quietly but assuredly making a comeback. She recently made a two-picture deal at Netflix, which included the 2022 rom-com Falling for Christmas, which was directed by Janeen Damian and starred Lohan as a newly engaged heiress who wakes up after a skiing accident to find that she’s got amnesia and, a very handsome caretaker in the handsome ski lodge owner who’s looking after her.
Seeing Lohan and Curtis together again will be a treat. We’ll fill you in on any more Freaky details that come our way.
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Featured image: UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – AUGUST 2: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan presenting at The 2003 Teen Choice Awards held at Universal Amphitheater on August 2, 2003 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)