It’s Official! We’re Getting A Freaky Friday Sequel

Everything you need to know about Freaky Friday 2 which has officially begun production

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday (2003, Disney)

by Daisy Hall |
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We'd heard rumours that Jamie Less Curtis and Lindsey Lohan would be returning for a Freaky Friday sequel, but we didn't want to tempt fate by getting too excited until we knew that it was a definite. Luckily, we can now confirm that it is a definite because - in the best news to come all year - Freaky Friday 2 has officially begun production.

Yep, we wouldn't lie to you, our favourite red headed 00s actress is back in the studio with her on-screen mum and making what can only be described as THE film of 2025 - which is when Disney have said that Freaky Friday 2 will be released.

It's not a surprise that Freaky Friday 2 has started production so soon after Jamie Lee Curtis announced that she had a script for a sequel. The body swap comedy was a HUGE hit back when it debuted in 2003.

The original film starred Jamie as widowed therapist Tess, alongside Lindsay Lohan as her teenage daughter Anna. When they struggle to see eye-to-eye, a brush with a fortune cookie curse causes them to swap bodies - days before both of them are about to face the biggest events of their lives so far.

What is the plot of Freaky Friday 2?

Not much is know about the plot of the sequel, but Disney has teased that Freaky Friday 2 will 'pick up years after Tess and Anna 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.'

For her part, when she appeared on The View last year, Jamie - who has played a major role in getting the sequel up and running - said, 'Let me be the grandma! Let me be the old grandma who switches places. So then Lindsay gets to get the sexy grandma, who is still happy with Mark Harmon in all the ways you could be happy with Mark Harmon.'

She added, 'Simply, I would like to see Lindsay be the hot Grandma, and I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers today. I wanna be the helicopter parent in today's world, as an old lady!'

Who are the cast of Freaky Friday 2?

As well as, of course, Lindsey Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, Disney have hinted that we'll be seeing a lot of familiar faces for the sequel. We're talking Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray (yes, really!), Christina Vidal Mitchell, Haley Hudson, Lucille Soong, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rosalind Chao.

But there will be plenty of newcomers to look forward to to including Julia Butters, Sophia Hammons, Manny Jacinto, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

Who is directing Freaky Friday 2?

Canadian film director and screenwriter Nisha Ganatra is set to direct the sequel. And you can bet it will be good because she can already boast a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for her work on Transparent - a comedy drama series about an LA based family called the Pfeffermans.

Is there a trailer for Freaky Friday 2?

Hang on a second! They've only just started filming!

Obviously as soon as a trailer is released though, we'll share it here.

When will Freaky Friday 2 be released?

We've got a while to wait because Disney have shared that the sequel won't be coming to cinemas and Disney+ until next year.

Where can I watch Freaky Friday 2?

The film will likely get a theatrical release in cinemas before appearing on Disney+.

Daisy Hall is a News and Entertainment writer on Grazia, specialising in TV and film meaning that you can count on Daisy for the latest (and best) recommendations.

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