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"Freaky Friday" Sequel Finds Its Director

Sat 30 Mar 2024 | 01:03 PM
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday
Yara Sameh

Nisha Ganatra has been tapped to direct a sequel to the 2003 hit body-swap comedy “Freaky Friday” at Disney.

Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are expected to reprise their roles as mother-daughter duo Anna and Tess Coleman.

Ganatra directs the sequel from a script by Elyse Hollander. 

Curtis and Lohan have been teasing the possibility of a Freaky Friday follow-up for quite some time now.

On Friday, Curtis shared a photo with Lohan on Instagram, tagging Disney and captioning the snap, “DUH! FFDEUX!”.

Based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, the story was adapted for the screen twice before the 2003 film — in 1976 starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, and in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman. But the Lohan-Curtis version found the most success, scoring over $160 million at the box office.

Andrew Gunn, who produced the first pic, is producing the sequel, along with former Disney exec Kristin Burr. 

Disney’s release plan remains to be under wraps, including a date and a streaming or theatrical debut.

Lohan was most recently seen in Netflix’s romantic comedy “Irish Wish” and had a cameo in the 2024 “Mean Girls” reboot as the moderator of the Mathletes competition. 

She is also attached to star in Netflix’s “Our Little Secret” alongside Kristin Chenoweth and Ian Harding.

Curtis, who won an Oscar in 2023 for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, will next appear in the film adaptation of the popular video game “Borderlands” alongside Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.