Disney Discusses ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel

We can all agree on that body swapping comedy is the greatest of all film genres. And of that genre is one of the more durable concepts Cool Friday, where a mother and daughter switch bodies (or brains, depending on how you look at it) and must pretend to be each other during a critical time in both their lives. The concept originates from a 1972 novel that Disney adapted into films in 1976, 1995, 2003 and 2018, along with many other stories and films indebted to the idea (such as the 2020 film Freaky where a teenage girl trades places with a serial killer).

Of all the film versions, the 2003s are Cool Friday contributor Jamie Lee Curtis as the mother and Lindsay Lohan as the daughter might be the most popular — or at least the version this generation of fans is most nostalgic for. Enough time has passed now Lindsay Lohan could conceivably play the mother in her own version of the concept. So how about a sequel?

Apparently, that’s a question that’s been on the minds of Disney executives lately. Curtis told Variety this week that she, Lohan and Disney have “talked” about a possible follow-up. (Cool Saturday?) By Glass onion premiere, Curtis said:

I’m 64 in a week and Lindsay is 36…[A sequel] suits so beautifully … we are both bound to it, and it is not our doing. It’s Disney’s to do and I think they’re interested and we’re talking.

The concept of body swapping is really perfect for our current age legacyquels. How about a three-way swap with Lohan, Curtis and a character who is the age of Lohan’s character in the first film? The concept works like a slam dunk.

Curtis doesn’t show up Glass onionalthough she starred in the earlier Benoit Blanc mystery, Knives out. (She has most recently participated in Halloween endswhich is still streaming on Peacock.) Lohan can currently be seen in the new Netflix film Falling into Christmas.

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