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Disney's Freaky Friday 2 : Plot Details, Cast, Director, & Everything You Need to Know

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Freaky Friday enthusiasts gather ‘round because the sequel we have all been waiting for is closer than ever before. Yes, Freaky Friday 2 is officially cooking up, and we are collating every single update on the project so you don’t miss a detail.

Based on Mary Rodgers's 1972 novel of the same name, Disney's 2003 adaptation of Freaky Friday, the third version of the project, became a box hit office internationally and a cornerstone in naughties pop culture. Now, 21 years after we first saw Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis as the onscreen mother-daughter duo Anna and Tess Coleman, Disney has given Freaky Friday 2 the green light and is looking for new faces to continue the story.

Who will get to swap places in the long-anticipated? Well, we already have a few hints. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Freaky Friday 2, including updates on its cast, director, filming, and plot, or jump to your preferred section using the arrows below.

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Is Freaky Friday 2 confirmed?

From left, OG Freaky Friday director Mark Waters, producer Andrew Gunn, and Jamie Lee Curtis, on set in 2003.

FREAKY FRIDAY, from left, director Mark Waters, producer Andrew Gunn, Jamie Lee Curtis, on-set,

From left, OG Freaky Friday director Mark Waters, producer Andrew Gunn, and Jamie Lee Curtis, on set in 2003.
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Yes! Rumors around a potential Freaky Friday sequel first spread after Jaimie Lee Curtis teased that she had proposed the project to Disney in October 2022 during an appearance on The View. “I've already written to Disney,” Curtis said during the interview. "I'm 64 years old… so my point is I'm wide open, creatively I am wide open… Bring it!"

After contacting Disney, Curtis also contacted Lindsay Lohan, who confirmed she was also on board for round two a month later. “I had to bring myself down to Earth and be like, ‘OK, I’m on set. I have to focus.’ And then she said Freaky Friday 2, and I got more excited,” Lohan said during an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

With both stars seemingly on board, in May 2023, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the sequel was officially a go at Disney. Lohan reconfirmed the project was still a go during her interview on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live in March 2024, where she confirmed the sequel is indeed happening. Later the same month, Curtis posted a photo of her and Lohan's 2023 reunion to her Instagram, tagging Disney. “DUH! FFDEUX!” she captioned the snap. According to Variety, Andrew Gunn, who produced the first film, will also be co-producing the sequel.

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Who is in the cast of Freaky Friday 2?

On the casting front, for now, we only know that Lindsay Lohan and Jaimie Lee Curtis are expected to reprise their roles as Tess and Anna Coleman, respectively, in Freaky Friday 2. However, new characters are expected to come into the scene — more on that below.

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Who will be directing Freaky Friday 2?

Nisha Ganatra accepts the Outfest Fusion Achievement Award during the Outfest Fusion Gala in 2016.

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Nisha Ganatra accepts the Outfest Fusion Achievement Award during the Outfest Fusion Gala in 2016.
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On March 29, 2024, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Nisha Ganatra had been officially tapped as the director for Freaky Friday 2. The Canadian writer and director is best known for 2019's Late Night, starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. For TV, she's also worked on Welcome to Chippendales, And Just Like That..., and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among others. The first film was directed by Mark Waters, who later also worked with Lohan on Mean Girls.

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What will Freaky Friday 2 be about?

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FREAKY FRIDAY, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, 2003, (c) Walt Disney/courtesy Everett Collection

© Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

This is the million-dollar question. Details about the plot of the Freaky Friday sequel are being kept under wraps, but a handful of details have slipped through the cracks. It had been reported that the project had an early draft by Elyse Hollander but THR recently noted the film has a new script by Jordan Weiss that is "said to bring a multigenerational approach to the story.”

Judging by a handful of audition sides obtained by Entertainment Weekly and an open casting call posted by Ganatra on Instagram, Freaky Friday 2 appears to feature a double swap with Lohan's Anna and Curtis's Tess swapping bodies once again, this time with two teenage girls.


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Ganatra's open casting call confirms that one of those teenagers is none other than Anna's 14-year-old daughter, Harper Coleman. The other one is her soon-to-be step-sister, Lily Davies, who's also 14. The casting call described Harper as “a teen surfer with California vibes 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 Davies.”

Eric's daughter Lily is described as “sharp-tongued” and, well, let's just say they don't really vibe. “Harper and Lily do not see eye to eye. Harper would like to see things go her way and use her intelligence to stop this marriage from ever happening.” Mmm, this is sounding a little bit too familiar.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Harper will swap with her mother Anna — which makes sense as an homage to the original story since she's, you know, her mother — while Lily will swap with Tess. Now, things get a bit more complicated here since we assume they don't even know each other given that they have no connection at all yet?

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GIF: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

As far as the plot is concerned, EW notes that Lohan's Anna plans on moving to London with her soon-to-be-husband, which Tess is apprehensive about, so maybe the swap with Lily will make her appreciate British culture? We shall see! However, it's worth noting these details come from audition slides, which could end up not being part of the final script.

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Has Freaky Friday 2 started filming yet?

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FREAKY FRIDAY, Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, 2003, (c) Walt Disney/courtesy Everett Collection

©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection (2003)

By the looks of it, Freaky Friday 2 is still pretty much in pre-production, given that casting has not yet been finalized. In an interview with People in March 2024, Lohan revealed the movie is “in the process” but refused to clarify when filming would start or if the final script had been completed yet. Instead, she affirmed she was “just excited to work with Jamie again and see how much further we can take it.” According to Deadline, however, filming is expected to take place in the summer of 2024 in Los Angeles.

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When is Freaky Friday 2 coming out?

Disney has yet to unveil any release plans for Freaky Friday 2, so we don't even know if the film will have a theatrical or streaming debut, but watch this space for updates.

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FREAKY FRIDAY, from left: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, 2003, ©Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Ever

©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Is there a trailer for Freaky Friday 2?

Seeing as the film has not yet begun production, there is no trailer for Freaky Friday 2 at the moment.

This post will continue to be updated as more information about ‘Freaky Friday 2’ breaks.

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