Get the first look at the Freaky Friday gals reuniting on the set of the sequel!

At last, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are teaming up for Freaky Friday 2 and find out who else is joining them!
(L-R): Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan on the set of the sequel to "Freaky Friday". Photo by Andrew Eccles. © 2024 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan on the set of the sequel to "Freaky Friday". Photo by Andrew Eccles. © 2024 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

After years of rumors, it’s official: Freaky Friday 2 is coming in 2025 and ready to be even better than the first!

2003 had Disney enjoying a terrific year at the box office with Finding Nemo and the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Among the successes was Freaky Friday, a remake of the 1976 Disney film based on the popular novel by Mary Rodgers. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis as Tess, a child psychiatrist putting up with her rebellious teen daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan). 

After each complains the other has no idea what their lives are like, a magical fortune cookie causes mother and daughter to swap bodies. Thus, Anna sees just how much her adult mom deals with, while Tess discovers her daughter’s high school life is much different. 

Made for just $26 million, the movie grossed a terrific $160 million and launched Lohan to stardom. There have been a variety of remakes over the years, including a musical version but not a direct sequel. Lohan’s career has bounced in highs and lows while Curtis has risen, winning an Oscar for Everything Everywhere All At Once. 

In 2023, while discussing the movie’s 20th anniversary, both Curtis and Lohan hinted a sequel was being planned. Lohan added in a recent interview that it was set but not confirmed. 

Now it has with Disney announcing production is underway for a sequel, directed by Nisha Ganatra from a script by Jordan Weiss. Lohan and Curtis will reprise their roles, with Anna now handling her own daughter and soon-to-be stepdaughter. She’s thus being hit by the classic curse of kids just as troublesome as she was with Tess helping. The synopsis indicates there’s another body swap, although it’s unclear yet if it’s the same mother-daughter dynamic or if there is another twist. 

"A sequel to the beloved 2003 film with a multigenerational twist, the film picks up years after Tess (Curtis) and Anna (Lohan) endured an identity crisis. Anna now has a daughter of her own and a soon-to-be stepdaughter. As they navigate the myriad challenges that come when two families merge, Tess and Anna discover that lightning might indeed strike twice."

Besides Lohan and Curtis, the sequel will also bring back Mark Harmon (who played Tess’ fiancee), Chad Michael Murray as Anna’s boyfriend Jake, Christina Vidal Mitchell as best friend Maddie, Haley Hudson, Lucille Soong, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rosalind Chao as Pei-Pei, whose mother created the magical fortune cookies.

New cast members will include Julia Butters, Sophia Hammons, Manny Jacinto, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. There’s no word yet on who they play, but Butters is the right age to be Anna’s daughter. 

Curtis and Lohan shared some pictures from the set as production is getting underway, and they seem ready to have some fun. It’s little surprise Disney is going to the well, as “legacy sequels/remakes” to past 2000s hits are the rage in Hollywood these days (see the recent film musical version of Lohan’s Mean Girls). There’s also the fact that Curtis is on a career high following her Oscar win and Lohan is making a comeback with some Netflix movies. 

The film remains a delight to many fans, and the idea of seeing the characters in a new body swap for a new generation has a lot of potential. It’s just getting underway, so it won’t hit until 2025, but fans are eager to get Freaky once again. 

Freaky Friday streaming on Disney+.