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Fridays Are Formally Freaky Once more

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Freaky Friday—the 2003 model that’s grow to be one in every of Disney’s standout early-aughts live-action teen films—is lastly getting a sequel.

After years of claiming they’d do it, Jamie Lee Curtis (Borderlands) and Lindsay Lohan (Irish Want) have lastly manifested Freaky Friday 2, which they teased immediately in an Instagram publish. The Hollywood Reporter additionally confirmed the information that Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales filmmaker Nisha Ganatra is aboard to direct the reunion, and that producer Andrew Gunn will return to supervise the movie with ex-Disney exec Kristen Burr.

Freaky Friday has been a recurrent franchise at Disney because the 1976 movie starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris as the teenager daughter and mother who change our bodies. Each that movie and the 2003 remake are based mostly on Mary Rodgers’ novel by the identical identify, which has had quite a few different diversifications, together with a musical, all centering on the traditional comedic dynamic that comes when characters plunge proper into the era hole—to not point out the enjoyable of seeing a younger actor get to play a mother within the unsuitable physique, and vice versa. As THR notes, “Lohan is now not a teen and the brand new script, by Jordan Weiss, is claimed to deliver a multigenerational method to the story.”

Disney has but to disclose if Freaky Friday 2, which begins taking pictures this summer time, might be getting a theatrical launch or going straight to Disney+.


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