In the past year, Jamie Lee Curtis has spoken at film premieres and on social about trying to get a sequel to the 2003 version of “Freaky Friday”, but now according to an article in New York Times, that was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film, Disney is now officially developing the project.The 2003 version of “Freaky Friday”, which told the story of Tess and her daughter, Anna, do not get along. Things take a turn when, in a freak incident, their bodies are switched, and they are forced to live each other’s lives.

Both Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are expected to return to revive their characters, though with a twist of Anna experiencing what it’s like to be older.

Jamie Lee Curtis told the New York Times.

“As I went around the world with ‘Halloween Ends,’ people wanted to know if there was going to be another ‘Freaky Frida’.  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.”

The 2003 version pulled in over $160 million at the box office and is based on a comedic children’s novel written by Mary Rodgers, which was first published by Harper & Row in 1972.   Disney has adapted the book into several films over the years, (1977, 1995, 2003, and 2018), with three of the films currently available to stream on Disney+.

Elyse Hollander is writing the script for the sequel, though this is probably suspended during the writer’s strike.  It’s also unknown if this will be a film that gets released theatrically first or straight to Disney+.

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