Freaky Friday 2, starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster and adapted from a novel by Mary Rodgers, debuted in theatres for the first time in 1976. Disney remade the film in 2003 with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in the lead roles. Despite another Disney Channel Original remake in 2018 starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, this film became the most well-known account of the cherished mother-daughter narrative.
In light of this, Curtis and Lohan have shown interest in a follow-up to Freaky Friday (2003). Curtis says that her role in the upcoming 2023 Disney film The Haunted Mansion has given her the opportunity to suggest that the studio make Freaky Friday 2.
Let me play the role of the grandmother! Curtis, who is promoting Halloween Ends, said, “Let me be the elderly granny who trades places” (2022).
Curtis said, “So then Lindsay gets to be the sexy granny, who is still pleased with Mark Harmon in all the ways you would be happy with Mark Harmon. And, quite frankly, I’d like to watch Lindsay play the part of the sexy granny today while I attempt to handle the wrangling of toddlers. I want to be a helicopter mom when I’m elderly.
According to reports, Lohan texts Curtis often and wants to see Freaky Friday 2. However, TMZ claims that Disney hasn’t made any overtures to the singer about a potential film agreement.
Extending the Freaky Friday 2 Theme
In 2003, Mark Waters helmed a retelling of the 1976 film, with a script written by Heather Hach, Mary Rodgers, and Leslie Dixon. Straight from the Mouse House:
Freaky Friday 2: As a doctor and a parent, Tess Coleman and her adolescent daughter Anna have nothing in common. Then, one night, some mystical mayhem alters their life, and the next morning, they have the greatest freakout ever. Both Tess and Anna are now hostages inside each other’s bodies. In any case, Tess’s wedding is this coming Saturday, so the two of them had better figure out how to swap back pronto! What happens when they are put in the same situation as each other? Do they learn to appreciate and comprehend each other’s points of view?