It’s been almost 20 years since “Freaky Friday” hit the big screen, and fans of the cult classic are in for a treat with news of a sequel in the works. According to reports, Disney is developing a follow-up to the 2003 comedy, with stars Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis expected to return to their roles.
The original film, based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 children’s book of the same name, saw a mother and her teenage daughter switch bodies. The movie was a remake of a 1976 film, but the version directed by Mark Waters, starring Lohan and Curtis, grossed over $160 million worldwide and became a hit with audiences.
Disney has not yet commented on the reports, but both the New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that a sequel is in development, with talks ongoing for Lohan and Curtis to reprise their roles.
Both actresses have previously expressed their interest in returning for a sequel. In February, Curtis posted a photo of her and Lohan on Instagram, with the caption, “It’s Friday. I’m just sayin! Freaky fingers crossed!” Lohan commented with a “crossed fingers” emoji.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, both Lohan and Curtis shared their memories from making the original film and revealed that they’ve remained friends over the years. Curtis also said that the idea for a “Freaky Friday” sequel came up while she was promoting her latest film, “Halloween Ends,” which is set for release in 2022.
Lohan has also been making a comeback in the entertainment industry, recently signing a two-movie deal with Netflix. With both stars reportedly keen to return to the “Freaky Friday” universe, fans can’t wait to see what the sequel has in store.