A “Freaky Friday” sequel is in the works, and Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are set to swap bodies again, 20 years after the first film was released.
In the 2003 hit, Curtis and Lohan play a mother and teenage daughter who are at odds and must work together when, thanks to a curse, they mysteriously switch bodies.
In an interview with the The New York Times published on Wednesday, Curtis said that when he was doing press for “Halloween Ends,” people would ask him about a “Freaky Friday” sequel. “Something really struck a chord,” he said. “When I got back, I called my friends at Disney and said, ‘Looks like there’s a movie to be made.'”
“Jamie and I are open to it,” Lohan said of the sequel. “So we left it up to them.”
When the first film was released, Lohan was just 16 years old and played a cantankerous teenager. Now, she herself is a mother-to-be. She said that looking back, the parenting lesson the film taught her was patience. “You want to let them explore and live the way they need to live, with limits,” she said.
Curtis, who has two grown children and is now 64, said the film taught him to “suspend judgement, open your ears, listen more.”
“Also, as parents, we are evaluating all the time: shoes, clothes, food. It’s all forward thinking,” said the Oscar winner saying. “My lesson on ‘Freaky Friday’ was to be where your feet are.”
The 2003 film is based on a book of the same name, which was originally made into a movie in 1976 starring Barbara Andrews and Jodie Foster.
In the 20 years since the movie came out, Curtis and Lohan have kept in touch.
“My strongest memory is the scene where we’re both in the car eating French fries,” Curtis said. “Now if I get a text out of the blue, ‘Hey Jamie, it’s Linds,’ I’m like, ‘Try it. What was the song we were trying to learn to rap during Freaky Friday?’ If she answers ‘Like I Love You’ by Justin Timberlake, then I know she’s Lindsay Lohan.”
Disney confirmed the sequel to entertainment Tonight, saying that it is currently in development. The script will be written by Elyse Hollander, Variety reports.