Disney has officially announced that filming has begun on a sequel to the hit movie, “Freaky Friday”, which will see Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis return as The Colemans.

There have been reports of this film being in development for a number of years, but now Disney has released a new photo featuring the two stars in front of their trailers on set has been released.

This is a sequel to the beloved 2003 film with a multigenerational twist, the film picks up years after Tess (Curtis) and Anna (Lohan) endured an identity crisis. Anna now has a daughter of her own and a soon-to-be stepdaughter. As they navigate the myriad challenges that come when two families merge, Tess and Anna discover that lightning might indeed strike twice.

Disney has also confirmed that the film will be released in theaters in 2025, rather than being released directly on Disney+. 

The sequel to the 2003 version of “Freaky Friday” will see Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan return as the mother and daughter who will once again switch places, but unlike the last film, now they are twenty years older, with that twist of Jamie Lee Curtis’s character now moving into the body of a thirty-plus-year-old adult.

Other returning cast members from the original film include Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Haley Hudson, Lucille Soong, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rosalind Chao. They are joined by Julia Butters, Sophia Hammons, Manny Jacinto, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

The film is directed by Nisha Ganatra. The producers are Kristin Burr, Andrew Gunn, and Jamie Lee Curtis, with Nathan Kelly, Ann Marie Sanderlin, and Lindsay Lohan serving as executive producers.

Disney has made many different versions of the “Freaky Friday” story over the years, with the first film being released in 1976, which saw Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster play a mother and daughter who swap places and are forced to live with each other’s lives. You can find the previous “Freaky Friday” films available to stream now on Disney+.

Roger’s Take: It’s great to see this project officially happening and filming underway. More importantly, we now know that this film is coming to cinemas first rather than going the “Hocus Pocus 2” route via Disney+, which seems to fit in with the renewed focus on theatrical releases, which generally bring in more money than a straight streaming release.

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Roger Palmer

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