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After twenty years, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are in talks to reunite for a sequel to the hit comedy Freaky Friday.
A sequel is in the works at Disney, with Lohan and Curtis expected to reprise their roles as mother-daughter duo Anna and Tess Coleman. Elise Hollander, whose work has appeared on The Blacklist, is writing the script.
Based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, the story was adapted for the screen twice prior to the 2003 film – in 1976 starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, and in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gabe Hoffman. But the Lohan-Curtis version enjoyed the most success, grossing over $160 million at the box office.
Rumors began circulating about a potential sequel in February, when Curtis posted a photo of her and Lohan to Instagram with the caption, “It’s Friday. I’m just saying! Awful fingers crossed!”
“It will happen,” Curtis explained in an interview with diverse at the Producers Guild Awards on February 26. “Without saying there’s anything officially going on, I look at you in the moment and say, ‘Of course it’s going to happen.'” ” it will happen. “
The news was revealed in a The New York Times An interview with Lohan and Curtis in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 2003 film, directed by Mark Waters, which follows a mother and daughter who wake up one Friday morning to find they have swapped bodies.
“As I was touring around the world with ‘Halloween Ends,’ people wanted to know if there was going to be another ‘Frightful Friday,’” Curtis told The New York Times. “Something really touched a chord. When I got back, I called my Disney friends and said, “I feel like there’s a movie that needs to be made.”
Lohan added, “Jamie and I are open to that, so we’re leaving it in our own hands. We’re going to make something that people will absolutely adore.”
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