Freaky Friday sequel is officially in the works
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Buckle up, folks - a sequel to beloved 2003 body swap comedy Freaky Friday is in the works.
The flick, which sees a mum (Jamie Lee Curtis) swapping bodies with her teenage daughter (Lindsay Lohan), has long been a cult classic.
Mark Waters’ comedy - based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name - made $160 million at the worldwide box office and boasts a healthy 88 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The 2003 movie was actually a remake, with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster originally playing the mother and daughter who swap bodies back in 1976.
And now, Disney has confirmed to the New York Times that a sequel is in development, with Elyse Hollander penning the script.
Most excitingly, both Curtis and Lohan are expected to reprise their roles 20 years on.
This follows a decade-long career break for Lohan, who recently returned to our screens in Netflix festive caper Falling for Christmas.
Curtis, meanwhile, is riding high after winning her first Oscar this year for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The True Lies actor revealed to the New York Times that she was actually the one to push for a sequel.
She said: “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.’”
Lohan added: “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.”
Though the movie went on to be a huge success, Curtis revealed there were doubts at the time over her performance being too ‘big’.
She told the New York Times: “The first day, we shot the scene where we pull up to the school. I’m the teenager and I’m completely flummoxed because this hot guy is walking over.
“My body freezes up. [Director] Mark [Waters] came up to me the next day and said, ‘My editor is wondering if the performance is a little big.’
“I looked at him and said, ‘My instinct is all I have to go with. If you don’t like what I’m doing, fire me. I will regret dyeing my hair red, and other than that, it will be fine. But this is what I’m going to do.’
“Years later, I was at the Aero Theater [in Santa Monica] and the editor, who was sitting in front of us, said, ‘By the way, I was so wrong’.”