The Jamie Lee Curtis- and Lindsay Lohan-Starring 'Freaky Friday' Sequel Is Set to Hit Cinemas in 2025

The 2003 version of this body-swap classic wasn't the first — and thanks to this 22-years-late follow-up, it won't be the last.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 25, 2024

Back in 2023, word arrived that two nostalgic favourite flicks from decades back were getting sequels: Beetlejuice and Freaky Friday. If there's a way for Hollywood to revive a beloved hit, it always will — whether or not Tinseltown executives have had a disagreement with their past, received a fortune cookie predicting the future, felt an earthquake shudder and then woke up years earlier. So, in 2024, Beetlejuice Beetlejuice will hit cinemas. Then, in 2025, so will the as-yet-unnamed follow-up to 2003's mother-daughter body-swapping comedy.

Just like the second Beetlejuice, the new Freaky Friday will feature familiar faces — and yes, that means reuniting Everything Everywhere All At Once Oscar-winner Jamie Lee Curtis with Lindsay Lohan (Irish Wish) two decades later. Production has just begun, with the pair back as Tess and Anna Coleman.

Also returning: Mark Harmon (NCIS), Chad Michael Murray (Sullivan's Crossing), Christina Vidal Mitchell (The Terminal List), Haley Hudson (Queen Gorya), Lucille Soong (Raya and the Last Dragon), Stephen Tobolowsky (Hacks) and Rosalind Chao (3 Body Problem).

Drinking, dancing, getting angry that your mum won't let you go to your band's big audition, eating those enchanted cookies — perhaps that'll all get worked in again, too. This time, Anna has a daughter herself and is about to gain a stepdaughter, with Disney teasing "a multigenerational twist". Will there be multiple swaps? Will kids be trading places with their grandmother? Other than the fact that two families merging will be at the heart of the tale and that more hijinks are in store, nothing else plot-wise has been revealed.

On-screen, the returning gang will have Julia Butters (The Fabelmans), Sophia Hammons (The Absence of Eden), Manny Jacinto (The Acolyte) and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) for company. Behind the lens, Nisha Ganatra (The High Note, Late Night) is directing, with Curtis and Lohan among the executive producers.

@disneystudiosThe band's back together and coming to theaters in 2025 🤘. The sequel to Freaky Friday is now in production!♬ original sound - Disney Studios

The first Curtis and Lohan team-up didn't start the Freaky Friday franchise. Instead, it began with the 1972 book by Mary Rodgers, then the 1976 Jodie Foster (True Detective: Night Country)-starring first movie adaptation, and also a 1995 remake with Gaby Hoffman (Eric).

After 2003's beloved Curtis- and Lohan-led take, horror flick Freaky gave the idea a spin in 2020.

There's no footage yet from the Freaky Friday sequel, but check out the trailers for the 70s and 00s iterations below:

The Freaky Friday sequel doesn't yet have an exact release date, but will hit cinemas in 2025 — we'll keep you updated when more details are announced.

Top image: photo by Andrew Eccles. © 2024 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published on June 25, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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