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A ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel is in Development at Disney

Could you like, chill for a sec? Umm, no we cannot! With news just out that a Freaky Friday sequel is in the works at Disney, we can do anything but chill!

The New York Times and multiple news outlets have confirmed the project is in development (though not in production, so very early stages at this point), with Elyse Hollander writing the screenplay. No official announcement has been made by Disney.

Original stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan recently sat down for an interview with the publication to mark the film’s upcoming 20th anniversary, and yes, both of them are open to taking part in the sequel:

“Jamie and I are both open to that, so we’re leaving it in the hands that be. We would only make something that people would absolutely adore.”

The pair also discussed what it was like working on set together all those years ago:

“Jamie showed up with such an infectious personality that set the tone for the whole day,” Lindsay tells the publication.

“She immediately took me under her wing. I was so nervous to do my first kiss on camera, so she talked to me in my trailer and made it funny so that I wouldn’t stress about it.”

Freaky Friday, about a mother and daughter duo who wake up one Friday and find themselves having magically swapped bodies, was a smash hit when it was released in 2003. The classic film delivered many memorable one-liners including “fun-sucker” and “you mean, we’re like stuck in this SUCKFEST?”

More recently, Jamie won an Oscar for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, whilst Lindsay starred in Falling For Christmas following her film deal with Netflix.

Lindsay is also currently expecting her first child with husband Bader Shammas.

(Feature Image Credit: original promo poster 2003, courtesy Disney)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.