Freaky Friday: The Sequel Is in Production and Releasing in 2025

Production is finally underway on the sequel to Disney’s 2003 hit comedy, Freaky Friday, starring both Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. The Freaky Friday sequel is due to be releasing in theaters nationwide at some point in 2025.

Curtis and Lohan are reprising their roles as Tess and Anna Coleman. Other returning cast members from the original film include Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Haley Hudson, Lucille Soong, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rosalind Chao. Julia Butters, Sophia Hammons, Manny Jacinto, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan are newcomers to the franchise.

Late Night‘s Nisha Ganatra takes over as director on the sequel, replacing Mark Waters. As of before the WGA strike, Elyse Hollander had been penning the script although it appears that Jordan Weiss wrote a new script. The producers are Kristin Burr, Andrew Gunn, and Jamie Lee Curtis, with Nathan Kelly, Ann Marie Sanderlin, and Lindsay Lohan serving as executive producers. A sequel to the beloved 2003 film with a multigenerational twist, the film picks up years after Tess (Curtis) and Anna (Lohan) 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.

Based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, the 2003 film was the third adaptation of the book. A theatrical film had been released in 1976 while a TV movie aired a few years prior. Upon its August 2003 release, the film would earn over $160 million worldwide against a production budget of $26 million. There is a universe where Jamie Lee Curtis also has an Oscar nomination for her work in the film. Still though, it’s hard to imagine Annette Bening in the role of Tess after watching Freaky Friday numerous times. Similarly, the initial casting also saw Michelle Trachtenberg portraying Anna Coleman. Alas, she could not get out of her Buffy the Vampire Slayer commitment. Bening’s departure came only four days before production began!

Disney will release the Freaky Friday sequel in 2025.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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