Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis spark excitement for Freaky Friday Sequel

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30 Mar 2024, 11:48

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Anticipation builds as director revealed for highly-anticipated film.

Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are sending fans into a frenzy with hints and teasers about the long-awaited sequel to their iconic 2003 Disney film, Freaky Friday.

Curtis, now 65, recently shared a throwback snap of herself alongside Lohan, now 37, reigniting nostalgia for their memorable roles as the body-swapping mother-daughter duo.

Accompanied by the film's original soundtrack, Curtis dropped hints with captions like 'DUH! FFDEUX!' and a single green checkmark emoji, signalling that the sequel is indeed in the works.

Fans erupted with excitement, flooding the comments with memories of watching the original film.

One enthusiastic fan exclaimed: "I can't tell you how many times my daughter and I watched this movie when she was little. Both women do such an amazing job at their roles."

In a recent interview with People magazine, Lohan expressed her excitement about reuniting with Curtis for the sequel.

"I'm just excited to work with Jamie again and see how much further we can take it," she shared, teasing that the project promises to be a lot of 'fun.'

Adding to the buzz, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Nisha Ganatra is set to direct the film.

Known for her work on projects like The Cheetah Girls: One World and The High Note, Ganatra's involvement adds a fresh perspective to the beloved franchise.

During an appearance on SiriusXM's Andy Cohen Live show, Lohan confirmed that Freaky Friday 2 is indeed happening, but remained tight-lipped about further details.

"It's happening... We're both excited," she disclosed, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more updates.

While Lohan and Curtis have been vocal about their enthusiasm for the sequel, they've kept the plot under wraps.

However, rising screenwriter Elyse Hollander is reportedly tasked with crafting the script, promising an exciting storyline that will captivate audiences once again.

The sequel's development was officially confirmed by Disney last year, following discussions initiated by Curtis herself.

Reflecting on the enduring popularity of the original film, Curtis remarked to 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 Friday.

"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.'"

In the beloved adaptation of Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel, Freaky Friday, Curtis and Lohan charmed audiences as they portrayed a mother and teenage daughter who magically switch bodies.

As the excitement mounts for the sequel, fans can't wait to see what new adventures await the dynamic duo in Freaky Friday 2.