and Lindsay Lohan are set to return together for Disney’s Freaky Friday 2 – bringing joy to fans of the classic first film.
Both actresses have discussed the possibility of a sequel to the 2003 smash hit movie Freaky Friday this week on the twentieth anniversary of its release.
And now, according to reports, Jamie Lee, 64, and Lindsay, 36, are set to reprise their roles as a mother and daughter who wake up one Friday to discover they have swapped bodies.
Freaky Friday was originally a 1972 novel written by Mary Rodgers. It was first adapted into a movie in 1976, starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster as the mother and daughter.
In 1995, it was adapted for a Disney TV movie starring Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman, with Jamie Lee and Linday’s iconic version following in 2003.
The 2003 version made $160m worldwide – from a budget of just $20m – and helped launch the film career of Lindsay Lohan.
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel is now in the works, with Elyse Hollander writing the screenplay, and Disney keen to revisit that success.
Jamie Lee told the New York Times that she continued to get questions about a Freaky Friday sequel while promoting her 2022 horror film, Halloween Ends.
She added: “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’.”
The sequel would mark a return to studio filmmaking for Lindsay, who was a huge star in the 2000s and has been making a comeback of late with a two-movie Netflix deal that included rom-com Falling for Christmas.
Lindsay, speaking to the New York Times about the possibility of a sequel, said: “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.”
Screen veteran Jamie Lee, who rose to prominence in 1978 thanks to the classic horror flick Halloween, is enjoying one of the most successful spells of her career – having won her first Oscar this year in the supporting actress category for her role in the absurdist comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once.
She will next be seen in cinemas in Disney’s Haunted Mansion, out in the summer, while she is also set to play Tannis in the hotly-anticipated movie adaptation of video game Borderlands.
Meanwhile, the second of her Netflix movies – Irish Wish – is set to be released next year.
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