Freaky Friday 2 Is Freakin’ Happening, With Jamie Lee Curtis And Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Return


What’s better than a young mom overwhelmed by her impending wedding and a teenage daughter struggling to deal with school, a new crush, and her musician aspirations? Well, how about revisiting the same mother and daughter as grown adults and at very different stages of their lives? It’d be pretty wild if the same two people somehow ended up reliving the exact same body-swap scenario all these years later but, hey, that’s why I’m not the one writing these movies.

THR reports that Nisha Ganatra (known for Hulu’s “Welcome to Chippendales” series, the Dakota Johnson-starring “The High Note,” and “Late Night”) will be taking the lead as director on this new “Freaky Friday” sequel, stepping in for the original film director Mark Waters. Jordan Weiss (the animated “Harley Quinn” series and creator/writer of “Dollface”) is writing the script and is said to be taking a “multi-generational approach to the story.” Whether she’ll be borrowing anything from Curtis’ own “Freaky Friday” sequel pitch … well, we can dream, right?

This is far from the first time that Disney has attempted to work its magic with this property, itself based on author Mary Rogers’ 1972 children’s book. The 2003 film is actually preceded by the 1976 film of the same name (starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster), not to mention a made-for-TV Disney movie from 1995. There is even a 2018 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the “Freaky Friday” stage musical that I’m just discovering for the first time right now. What a world!

There’s no word on whether this “Freaky Friday” sequel will be released in theaters or on Disney+, but stay tuned.

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