“Freaky Friday 2” Is Officially Filming—Here’s Everything We Know

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We don’t wanna grow up, and thankfully, Disney is taking us back to the early aughts and one of the most nostalgic movies of that time: Freaky Friday. Rumors of a potential sequel had been swirling for years after both Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan expressed interest in reprising their roles for a follow-up. Now, it’s been confirmed that a sequel is in the works, and both lead actresses, as well as a few of their co-stars, will be returning. Keep reading to find out everything we know about Freaky Friday 2.

Freaky Friday 2 will arrive sometime in 2025.

Although no official release date has been announced yet, Disney revealed that fans can expect the movie in 2025. (And if we had to guess, we’d bet the movie will drop sometime in the summer, as the first film was released in the U.S. on August 6, 2003.)

And while some Disney sequels have gotten the straight-to-streaming treatment (like Hocus Pocus 2), the media company revealed that the Freaky Friday sequel will come out in theaters.

All of this was teased in an Instagram post that featured Curtis and Lohan on the set of the sequel, sitting in front of each other’s trailers. “The Colemans are back and coming to theaters in 2025!” the caption read. “The sequel to Freaky Friday is now in production!”

Most of the cast will reprise their roles (with a few new faces joining the crew).

In addition to Lohan and Curtis, many of the original cast members will be reprising their roles for the Freaky Friday sequel, including: Mark Harmon as Ryan, Chad Michael Murray as Jake, Stephen Tobolowsky as Elton Bates, Christina Vidal as Maddie, Haley Hudson as Peg, Rosalind Chao as Pei-Pei, and Lucille Soong as Pei-Pei’s mother.

Meanwhile, a few new stars have been added to the cast, including Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who is best known as the star of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever (another title that explores the complicated relationships between mothers and their teenage daughters) and Sophia Hammons, who made her feature debut in the Netflix docudrama The Social Dilemma. Julia Butters (The Fabelmans) and Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) will also be joining the cast.

The sequel will be directed by Nisha Ganatra.

Nisha Ganatra has been confirmed as the director of Freaky Friday 2, which will be her first directing credit since 2020’s The High Note. Other notable films that Ganatra has directed include Late Night, The Hunters, Chutney Popcorn, and Cosmopolitan.

As for TV, Ganatra has directed episodes of a number of critically-acclaimed comedies, including Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Shameless, and The Mindy Project. For her work on the Amazon dramedy Transparent, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.

While Ganatra will be directing, Jordan Weiss (Dollface) will be writing the screenplay. In case you’re unaware, the first Freaky Friday film was directed by Mark Waters, while the screenplay was written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon.

The plot may include a double body swap.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Ganatra put out a casting call in spring 2024 looking to fill the role of Lohan’s daughter in the film, a character by the name of Harper. In the casting, Harper was described as “a tomboy with a sharp sense of humor [who’s] in a bit of a mood these days because her longtime single mom is set to marry British restaurateur Eric Davis.” The description also noted that Eric has his own teenage daughter, Lily, who does not totally see “eye-to-eye” with Harper.

The outlet viewed pages from the script that, although not confirmed to be final, seemed to show instances where Tess (Curtis) and Anna (Lohan) switch bodies with the two young teenage girls. It seems we might have a double body swap to look forward to when the Freaky Friday sequel hits theaters next year.

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