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The ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel Has a Director Attached — You Guys, It’s Happening

This Friday just got a little bit freakier for millennial Disney fans: “Freaky Friday 2” has a director attached, which means, yes, it’s happening. “Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra (“Welcome to Chippendales”) is ready to get to work behind the camera, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, with OG stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in talks to return in front.

The “Freaky Friday” sequel has been one the Hollywood’s worst-kept secrets, but still, nothing is official until it is.

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“Freaky Friday 2” is very much on trend. The film will join a whole slew of sequels set 20-plus years after their initial (respective) releases. There was already the new (musical) “Mean Girls,” and sequels to “John Tucker Must Die” and “The Princess Diaries” are in the works. (It’d be the third “Princess Diaries” film.)

IndieWire reached out to reps for Disney, Ganatra, Curtis, and Lohan for comment on the THR story, but we did not immediately receive a response.

“Freaky Friday” first followed a mom (Curtis) who swaps bodies with her angsty teen daughter (Lohan); along the way, they learn to empathize with one another. Oscar winner Curtis has been championing a follow-up film, and even posted a photo with Lohan on Instagram earlier today, seemingly teasing the sequel. She (all-but-certainly) knew what was coming.

“Freaky Friday 2” will be produced by Andrew Gunn and Kristin Burr; Gunn also produced the 2003 movie. Per THR, it is unclear whether the sequel will be released theatrically or straight-to-streaming on Disney+.

“Freaky Friday” was based on a 1972 children’s book which was later adapted into a 1976 feature starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. A musical reboot aired in 2018.

While plot details are still under wraps for the Lohan and Curtis-led sequel, Curtis shared in 2022 that she envisioned the storyline following three generations. “Let me be the grandma! Let me be the old grandma who switches places,” Curtis said. “So then Lindsay gets to be the sexy grandma, who is still happy with Mark Harmon in all the ways you would be happy with Mark Harmon. And simply, I would like to see Lindsay be the hot grandma, and I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers today. I wanna be a helicopter parent in today’s world, as an old lady.”

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