Calling all 90s and 2000s babies! The sequel for Freaky Friday is officially in the works. Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are ready to swap bodies again 20 years after the iconic remake hit theaters.
Both Lohan and Curtis reunited this week for an interview with The New York Times, where they discussed their fortune cookie-cursed roles for Disney’s remake of the original 1976 comedy, based off of the 1972 Mary Rodgers novel of the same name. The two actresses have been hinting about their interest in reprising their iconic roles, and Disney has now confirmed that a sequel is in the early works, with Elyse Hollander writing the screenplay.
The 2003 hit followed Anna (Lohan), an Avril Lavigne-inspired, punk-esque teenager, and her mother Tess (Curtis) as they entered the tumbling phase of teenagehood. The film became one of the most iconic teen films of the early 2000s, and some of the most memorable scenes continue to replay in our heads. Remember when Jamie Lee was rocking out on the guitar? That lives in our heads rent free.
While promoting her 2022 horror film Halloween Ends, Curtis told the New York Times she’s received endless questions about a potential Freaky Friday sequel, “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.’”
“Jamie and I are both open to that, so we’re leaving it in the hands that be,” added Lohan during the interview. “We would only make something that people would absolutely adore.” We would adore seeing anything that involves our icons.
Fans of the movie and the actresses are buzzing with excitement. One fan by the username @xcinemilfs tweeted, “FREAKY FRIDAY SEQUEL WITH JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND LINDSAY LOHAN COMING BACK WAS JUST CONFIRMED LETS GOOOOOO.” The attached dancing video is exactly how we looked when the news came out.
FREAKY FRIDAY SEQUEL WITH JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND LINDSAY LOHAN COMING BACK WAS JUST CONFIRMED LETS GOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/IxIE3JeEHW
— storm (@xcinemilfs) May 11, 2023
Another user by the name @tinisavage posted a video of Lohan’s character rocking out with her band to the song, “Take me Away,” which made the film even more notorious, captioning “lindsay lohan you will always be famous.” Don’t mind us while we jam out to this banger.
lindsay lohan you will always be famous pic.twitter.com/r7PXeh5L3Z
— ??♀️ (@tinisavage) May 11, 2023
Lindsay and Jamie have kept in touch over the years, and that thrills us to know that we get to see them reprise their roles. And hopefully we get to see them jam out in front of an audience one more time.
Top image: Screen grab from “Freaky Friday – Take me Away (Official Music Video) ft. Lindsay Lohan” on Youtube