“Freaky Friday” Sequel Officially Gets Green Light With Original Duo Returning

Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis in
Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis in "Freaky Friday"

Freaky Friday is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and Disney found a perfect way to mark the occasion. The hit body-swap comedy is officially getting a sequel, and Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are in talks to return to their roles from the original film.

Based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, Freaky Friday was adapted for the screen on three separate occasions, but the 2003 version really stuck with modern audiences. It centers on a mother-daughter duo Anna and Tess Coleman, who are forced to get a better understanding of each other after their bodies have been mysteriously switched.

Curtis and Lohan have both been open to coming back for the sequel for quite some time, and they finally confirmed their return in a recent interview with The New York Times.

“As I went around the world with Halloween Ends, people wanted to know if there was going to be another Freaky Friday. 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,” said Curtis.

Freaky Friday also starred Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Rosalind Chao, Lucille Soong, and Julie Gonzalo, but it’s still unclear if any of them will be back for the sequel.